Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group (with 25 CD’s as a leader to date), co-leading The Stryker/Slagle Band, Blue To The Bone or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and many others, you know why the Village Voice calls him “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.”
Dave was voted once again into the 2013 Downbeat Critics and Readers Polls. Besides his own 25 recordings he has appeared as a sideman or producer on over 100 others. As a composer Stryker has recorded and published over 130 original compositions. Dave believes in passing it on to the next generation, and was recently hired as the new Jazz Guitar instructor at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
. … One of the most joyous feels around. -Pat Metheny