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Jazz Musician of the Day: Don Cherry

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Don Cherry
All About Jazz is celebrating Don Cherry's birthday today!

Don Cherry was born in Oklahoma City, OK in 1936 and raised in Los Angeles, where he first began to play the trumpet and later piano. According to Cherry, his upbringing had everything to do with his interest in music: “Yeah, well I was fortunate to have such great parents…because they\'ve always been around music. My Father was a bartender, and he was very much into the music of the swing period...Don Cherry was born in Oklahoma City, OK in 1936 and raised in Los Angeles, where he first began to play the trumpet and later piano. According to Cherry, his upbringing had everything to do with his interest in music: “Yeah, well I was fortunate to have such great parents…because they\'ve always been around music. My Father was a bartender, and he was very much into the music of the swing period... more

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