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Cherry Wainer: Funky Organ


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Cherry Wainer
Virtually unknown in the States, Cherry Wainer was a British organist who appeared most often on German television in the 1960s as a duo with her husband, drummer Don Storer. What she lacked in time and swing she more than made up for with energy and charisma. Wainer died in 2014. Here are a few clips:

Here she is playing the Peter Gunn theme...

Here she is playing A Taste of Honey...

Here's Wainer behind Ernestine Anderson singing Moanin'...

And here's Wainer playing Take Five...

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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