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Dave Stryker

Born: March 30, 1957    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Dave Stryker

Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker fronting his own group (with 20 CD’s as a leader to date), or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and Kevin Mahogany, you know why Gary Giddins in the Village Voice calls him “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.” He was voted one of the Top Ten Guitarists in the 2001 Critics and Readers Poll of Downbeat Magazine, and was recently elected again as a Rising Star for the 5th time in the 2008 Downbeat Critics Poll.

Stryker grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, moved to New York City in 1980, and joined organist Jack McDuff’s group, traveling all over the U.S. for two years (1984-85). From 1986 to 1995, Stryker played with tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, performing at all the major festivals, concert halls, and clubs throughout the world. He has also performed with Freddie Hubbard, James Moody, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Smith, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Eliane Elias, Joe Lovano and many others....
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As a leader: First Strike (1988) Someday 1011 (Japanese) Strikezone (1990) SteepleChase 31277 Guitar on Top (1991 Ken 019) Strikezone Records 8805 Passage (1991) SteepleChase 31330 Blue Degrees's (1992) SteepleChase 31315 Full Moon (1993) SteepleChase 31345 Stardust (1994) SteepleChase 31362 Nomad (1994) SteepleChase 31371 The Greeting (1995) SteepleChase 31387 Blue to the Bone (1996) SteepleChase 31400 Big Room (1996) SteepleChase 31426 All the Way (1997) SteepleChase 31455 Blue to the Bone II (1998) SteepleChase 31465 Shades of Miles (1998) SteepleChase 31480 Changing Times (1999) SteepleChase 31510 Blue to the Bone III (2001) SteepleChase 31524 Shades Beyond (2001) SteepleChase 31559 Strike up the Band (2003) SteepleChase 31637 One for Reedus (2010) SteepleChase 31679 Big City (2004) Mel Bay Records MB06562CD The Chaser (2005) Mel Bay Records MB10212CD Dave Stryker Organ Trio Live (2007) DVD Strikezone Records 8807 Six String Santa (1996) Strikezone Records 8806 Open Road (2001) Strikezone Records 8803 With Others: The Stryker / Slagle Band (2010) Keeper / Panorama PAN003 The Stryker / Slagle Band (2005) Live at the Jazz Standard / ZOHO 200509 The Stryker / Slagle Band (2006) Latest Outlook / ZOHO 200703 The Stryker / Slagle Band (2008) The Scene / ZOHO 200810 The Stryker/Slagle Band (2003) Khaeon World Music Stanley Turrentine (1989) Say Brother/WGBH (video only) Stanley Turrentine (!990) Live at the Village Gate /Kultur Video 1294 Stanley Turrentine (1991) Live at Blues Alley / Blues Alley Records 110004 Stanley Turrentine (1995) T Time / MusicMaster 65124-2 Kevin Mahogany (1997) Another Time, Another Place / Warner Bros. 946699-2 Kevin Mahogany (2000) Portrait of / Warner Bros. 947364-2 Kevin Mahogany (2001) Pride and Joy / Telarc 83542 Steve Slagle (1991) Smoke Signals / Panorama 001 Steve Slagle (1995) Our Sound / DoubleTime 107 Steve Slagle (1997) Plays Monk / SteepleChase 31446 Steve Slagle (2000) New New York / Omnitone 12005 Alan Botschinsky (1992) Last Summer / MA Music A804-2 Alan Botschinsky (1995) I've Got Another Rhythm / MA Music A916-2 Javon Jackson (1999) Pleasant Valley / Blue Note 99697 Larry Schneider (1997) Ali Girl / SteepleChase 31429 Danny Walsh (1997) D's Mood SteepleChase 31428 Andy LaVerne (1996) Stan Getz in Chappaqua / SteepleChase 31418 SteepleChase Jam Session Vol. 2 (1996) SteepleChase 31523 SteepleChase Jam Session Vol. 10 (1998) SteepleChase 31555 Tony Reedus (1993) Minor Thang / CrissCross 1117 Craig Handy (1999) Reflections in Change / Sirocco1005 Bill Warfield Big Band (1993) The City Never Sleeps / Sea Breeze 2048 Royce Campbell (1994) 6 x 6 / Paddle Wheel KJCJ 220 Steve Doyle (1997) Presence / Axis 1031 Terry Lee Burns (1998) Song Speak 5332 Mike Freeman (1991) Spellbound / Best Records 9181-2 Jorge Nila (2003) The Way I Feel / Strikezone Records 8804 Ultrablue (2003) Dusk 2 Dawn / Khaeon World Music Trio Mundo (2002) Carnaval / Khaeon World Music 200204 (also producer) Trio Mundo II (2004) ZOHO Music (also producer) Billy Rogers (1993) The Guitar Artistry Of / Stash 566 (also producer) A Tribute to Grant Green (1996) Evidence 222112 (also producer) Sylvia Cuenca (2002) Exit 13 / Etoile Records 002 1475 Mark Weinstein (2007) Straight no Chaser / Jazzheads JH 1161

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