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Last Wednesday, my mom and I got on an airplane and flew out to California. It was something I was really looking forward to. Not only was it getting me out of a Calculus test and a ton of lit and econ homework, but it was also giving me a chance to look at schools on the west coast. 335 more words


Sleepless Night digital release

Here it is. Finally, the digital appearance of my big band album. Your copy is just a few clicks away.


Dave Stryker's Soul-Stirring New CD, "Messin' With Mister T"

(Expanded version of review published in Downbeat Magazine, May 2015)

Dave Stryker
Messin’ With Mister T
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Guitarist Stryker, who in the last quarter century has released more than 20 albums, scored his best-selling album ever last year with Eight Track, his jazz interpretations of 70s pop and R&B hits. 411 more words


Kurt Elling: The Gate

Jazz musicians are mostly men – jazz vocalists are mostly women. Kurt Elling invades this almost sacred female territory and accomplishes the task supremely! Along the album, Elling looks back to the songs that attracted him to the music, crossing boundaries between R&B, soul, pop and progressive rock! 70 more words


Yellowjackets in Concert: Ohne Filter

Although I’d heard of the “Yellowjackets” while in college during
the 1980’s, I’d never seen them perform. Recently, I watched a
1994 live concert filmed at the Ohne Filter Studios in Germany. 287 more words