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Ed Cherry Trio July 22 at Jules Bistro, New York City

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The Ed Cherry trio will be performing at Jules Bistro (8th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue) on Saturday, July 22 from 9:30-12.

No cover.

Ed Cherry - guitar
Jared Gold - organ
Diego Voglino - drums

Ed Cherry played with Dizzy Gillespie from 1978 to 1992, performing in Gillespie's quartet, big band and with The United Nation Orchestra, which recorded the Grammy Award-winning Live at Royal Festival Hall (Enja). Cherry performed and recorded with Paquito D'Rivera in 1992 and released his first recording as a leader, First Take (Groovin' High) that same year. Cherry also worked with composer/ saxophonist Henry Threadgill for two years. In 1995, Cherry released his second project as a solo artist, entitled A Second Look (Groovin' High). From 1997 to 1998, Cherry worked in Roy Hargrove's “Crisol" Latin jazz band, which performed in Havana, Cuba. During this same period, he also worked w/baritone saxist Hamiett Bluiett.

In 2001, Cherry toured Europe for the first time with own group. He also released his latest CD, The Spirits Speak on the Canadian Justin Time label that same year, inspired by the great jazz organist Jimmy Smith with whom he had recently worked. In addition to his stellar work as a sideman and as a critically acclaimed leader, Ed Cherry also has impressive credentials as a music educator. He taught guitar at Essex Community College in Newark, NJ from 1995 to 1996, and at the Henry Street Settlement in New York City from 1996 to 1997. He was also a faculty member at Montclair State University, School of Fine and Performing Arts for J.O.Y. (Jazz Opportunity for Youth).Ed is currently on staff at “jazzmobile" in New York City.

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