“Bear’s Place will fill with the sounds of blues and jazz during the next few weeks.
Jazz Fables Presents, a concert series at the Bear’s Place back room, will welcome jazz groups during their next few Thursday nights, according to a press release.
The Dave Stryker Jazz Organ Trio will play their bluesy, original jazz compositions and Stryker’s arrangements of jazz classics, standards and pop songs at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3.
Stryker, a recording artist and IU jazz guitar instructor, will play alongside Jared Gold, a New York jazz organist and recording artist on a Hammond B-3 organ and Steve Houghton, IU professor of jazz percussion on the drums.
According to the release, the group will play tracks from Stryker’s recent CD releases, “Messin’ with Mr. T,” a tribute to Stryker’s former soul saxophone master employer Stanley Turrentine, and “Eight Track,” which includes Stryker’s favorite soul and pop songs from the 1970s and 1980s, among others.
Gold is the special guest for this show and, in addition to the performance, will give organ and combo clinics at the Jacobs School of Music while he is in town, according to the release.“