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Whether you have heard guitarist Dave Stryker fronting his own group (with 28 CDs as a leader to date), or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine and Jack McDuff - you know why Gary Giddins in the Village Voice calls him "one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.” Hot House magazine awarded him Best Guitarist Fans Decision for 2017. He was recently voted once again as one of the top Jazz Guitarists in the 2017 Downbeat Critics and Readers Polls. His most recent CD “Strykin Ahead” reached #3 for and has been in the Top 20 for 20 weeks on the JazzWeek Radio chart, and was picked as one of the top CD’s of 2017 by Downbeat. Stryker grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, moved to New York City in 1980, and joined organist Jack McDuff’s group (1984-85). From 1986 to 1995, Stryker played with tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine. He has also performed with Freddie Hubbard, James Moody, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Smith, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and many others. Dave is the Adjunct Professor of Jazz guitar at Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University. He is also passing along his experience by teaching at The Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop, and The Litchfield Jazz Camp. His book “Dave Stryker’s Jazz Guitar Improvisation Method” (Mel Bay Publishing) is available on his website at www.davestryker.com.