Dave Stryker Quartet featuring John Patitucci, Brian Blade, & Julian Shore
July 9 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Featuring Dave Stryker (guitar), Brian Blade (Drums), John Patitucci (bass), Julian Shore (piano). + String Quartet on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night
Playing professionally since the seventies, guitarist Dave Stryker has worked with an impressive list of artists, including Jack McDuff, Stanley Turrentine, Eliane Elias, and many others. He’s also had a successful solo career, including his popular Eight Track (2016) series, Blue Soul (2020) with Bob Mintzer and the WDR Big Band, and Baker’s Circle (2021), all on Strikezone Records. Along with these accomplishments, he is an Adjunct Professor of Jazz guitar at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, and the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University.
Dave Stryker has established himself as one of the foremost guitarists in jazz, and with As We Are, he adds another important contribution to his discography. The album marks Stryker’s 34th album as a leader, and it proves that he is a continuously evolving artist whose music just seems to get better with each release. Here he teams up with bassist John Patitucci, pianist Julian Shore, and drummer Brian Blade. Along with these musicians, Stryker has added a string quartet.