Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group 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.” He was voted as one of the top Jazz Guitarists in the 2022 DownBeat Critics and Readers Polls for the 15th time. Hot House magazine awarded him Best Guitarist – Fans Decision for 2017. Dave’s last 5 CD’s have all gone to #1 on the JazzWeek Radio chart including his most recent, Prime. Stryker grew up in Omaha, moved to New York City in 1980, and joined organist Jack McDuff’s group in1984. From 1986 to 1995, he then played with tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine. He has also performed with Freddie Hubbard, James Moody, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Smith, Dr. Lonnie Smith to name a few.