Mark Stryker is an award-winning author, arts reporter, and critic based in Detroit. His first book, “Jazz from Detroit,” published in 2019 by the University of Michigan Press, has been met with universal acclaim.
Stryker covered jazz, classical music, and the visual arts for 21 years for the Detroit Free Press. His national prizes include two ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards for music writing and several reporting awards for coverage of the Detroit Institute of Arts and City of Detroit bankruptcy. He is also the author of “Destiny: 100 Years of Music, Magic, and Community at Orchestra Hall in Detroit.”