Dave Stryker

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Dave Stryker
Birth nameDavid Michael Stryker
Born (1957-03-30) March 30, 1957 (age 62)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsGuitar
LabelsSteepleChase
Websitewww.davestryker.com

Dave Stryker (born March 30, 1957) is an American jazz guitarist. He has recorded over twenty-five albums as a leader and has been a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and Kevin Mahogany.

Career[edit]

Stryker grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. When he was ten years old, he was inspired by the Beatles to start playing guitar. His interest was rock and roll until he heard the albums My Favorite Things by John Coltrane and Beyond the Blue Horizon by George Benson. By seventeen, he was a jazz guitarist in Omaha. In 1978 he moved to Los Angeles where he took lessons from another Omaha native, Billy Rogers, and met organist Jack McDuff. After moving to New York City, he toured with McDuff in 1984-5, then spent ten years with saxophonist Stanley Turrentine.[1]

Stryker formed a band with Steve Slagle and a trio with Jared Gold and Tony Reedus (later McClenty Hunter and Billy Hart).[1] He worked with Kevin Mahogany as sideman, composer, and arranger, appeared with him at Carnegie Hall, and toured with him in Europe and Japan.[2] He has also worked with Eliane Elias, Javon Jackson, and Andy LaVerne.[1]

He teaches jazz guitar at Indiana University and Montclair State University and at the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop, the Litchfield Jazz Camp, and the Veneto/New School Workshop in Italy.[2]

In 2018 Stryker began teaching jazz guitar online through the ArtistWorks music education website. [3]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Top Ten Guitarists, Down Beat magazine Readers' Poll, 2001
  • Rising Star, Down Beat magazine Critics' Poll

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Strike Zone (SteepleChase, 1990)
  • Guitar on Top (Ken Music, 1991)
  • Passage (SteepleChase, 1991)
  • Blue Degrees (SteepleChase, 1992)
  • Full Moon (SteepleChase, 1993)
  • Stardust (SteepleChase, 1994)
  • Nomad (SteepleChase, 1994) with Bill Warfield Big Band
  • The Greeting (SteepleChase, 1995)
  • Blue to the Bone (SteepleChase, 1996)
  • Big Room (SteepleChase, 1996)
  • All the Way (SteepleChase, 1997)
  • Blue to the Bone II (1998)
  • Shades of Miles (SteepleChase, 1998)
  • Changing Times (SteepleChase, 1999)
  • Blue to the Bone III (SteepleChase, 2001)
  • Exit 13 (Etoile, 2002) with Sylvia Cuenca, Kyle Koehler
  • Shades Beyond (SteepleChase, 2004)
  • Big City (Mel Bay, 2004)
  • Six String Santa (Strikezone, 2005)
  • The Chaser (Mel Bay, 2006)
  • Strike Up the Band (SteepleChase, 2008)
  • One for Reedus (SteepleChase, 2010)
  • Keystone (SteepleChase, 2010)
  • Blue Strike (SteepleChase, 2011)
  • Blue to the Bone IV (SteepleChase, 2012)
  • Suit Up! (Bounce-Step, 2013) with Matt Kane, Kyle Koehler
  • Eight Track (Strikezone, 2014)
  • Messin' with Mister T (Strikezone, 2015)
  • Eight Track II (Strikezone, 2016)
  • Strikin' Ahead (Strikezone, 2017)[4]
  • Eight Track III (Strikezone, 2019)

Trio Mundo

  • Carnaval (Khaeon/Zoho, 2002)
  • Rides Again (Zoho, 2004)

The Stryker/Slagle Band

  • The Stryker/Slagle Band (Khaeon/Zoho, 2003)
  • Live at the Jazz Standard (Zoho, 2005)
  • Latest Outlook (Zoho, 2007)
  • The Scene (Zoho, 2008)
  • Keeper (Panorama, 2010)
  • Stryker/Slagle Band Expanded: Routes (Strikezone, 2016)

As sideman or guest[edit]

With Steve Slagle

  • 1991 Smoke Signals
  • 1996 Our Sound!
  • 2000 Slagle Plays Monk
  • 2000 New New York
  • 2012 Evensong
  • 2017 Dedication

With Kevin Mahogany

  • 1997 Another Time, Another Place
  • 2002 Pride & Joy

With Jamey Aebersold

  • 2001 Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Vol. 98: Antonio Carlos Jobim (Bossa Nova)
  • 2007 Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Vol. 120: Feelin' Good! Blues in B-3
  • 2011 Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Vol. 128: Django Reinhardt (Gypsy Jazz)

With Jared Gold

  • 2010 Out of Line
  • 2013 Intuition
  • 2014 JG 3+3
  • 2015 Metropolitan Rhythm
  • 2018 Reemergence

With others

  • 1991 Live! At Blues Alley, Stanley Turrentine
  • 1993 The Guitar Artistry of Billy Rogers, Billy Rogers
  • 1993 The City Never Sleeps, Bill Warfield Big Band
  • 1994 Six By Six: A Jazz Guitar Celebration, Royce Campbell
  • 1995 T Time, Stanley Turrentine
  • 1996 Minor Thang, Tony Reedus
  • 1997 Stan Getz in Chappaqua, Andy LaVerne
  • 1999 Pleasant Valley, Javon Jackson
  • 2000 Reflections in Change, Craig Handy
  • 2003 Dusk 2 Dawn, Ultrablue (with John Smatla)
  • 2003 Jazz Dialogues, Vol. 2: Focus, James Williams
  • 2003 Jazz Dialogues, Vol. 4: Music for a While, James Williams
  • 2006 Ultrablue, Ultrablue (with John Smatla)
  • 2008 Straight No Chaser, Mark Weinstein
  • 2010 Jump!, Pete Levin
  • 2011 Who Knows Where the Time Goes, Rondi Charleston
  • 2012 The Brazilian Sessions, Jimmy Duchowny Organ Trio (with Jared Gold)
  • 2013 Iridium Live 008: 4-8-2012, Pete Levin
  • 2013 Miles Tones, Giacomo Gates
  • 2013 Signs of Life, Rondi Charleston[5]
  • 2013 Joshua Shneider Love Speaks Orchestra, Joshua Shneider (with Lucy Woodard)
  • 2013 Full Circle, Vanessa Rubin & Don Braden
  • 2014 Swingin' on the New Hammond, Matthew Kaminski
  • 2015 Luminosity, Don Braden Organix Quartet
  • 2015 All I Know, Rachel Caswell
  • 2015 Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, Charenee Wade
  • 2017 Resilience, Rondi Charleston
  • 2018 The Groove Hunter, McClenty Hunter

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Yanow, Scott (2013). The Great Jazz Guitarists. San Francisco: Backbeat. p. 190. ISBN 978-1-61713-023-6.
  2. ^ a b "Faculty: Dave Stryker". info.music.indiana.edu. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  3. ^ Renowned Jazz Guitarist Dave Stryker Joins ArtistWorks' Extensive List of Online Teaching Artists
  4. ^ "Dave Stryker | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Dave Stryker | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 August 2017.

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