The Ed Cherry Trio (Ed Cherry, guitar, with Brian Charette, organ and Sylvia Cuenca, drums) will be performing at Jules Bistro, 65 St. Marks Place (E. 8th st.), NYC
Weds., Jan.10 from 8:30 to 11:30
Ed Cherry played with Dizzy Gillespie from 1978 to 1992, performing in Gillespie's quartet, big band and with The United Nations Orchestra, which recorded the Grammy Award-winning Live at Royal Festival Hall (Enja). He also performed and recorded with Paquito D'Rivera.
Cherry released his first recording as a leader, First Take (Groovin' High) in 1992. Ed 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, Ed Cherry worked in Roy Hargrove's Crisol" Latin jazz band, which performed in Havana, Cuba. During this same period, he also worked with baritone saxist Hamiett Bluiett, recording Bluiett's CD With Eyes Wide Open on Justin-Time Records. In 2001, Cherry toured Europe for the first time with own group. He also released his latest CD, The Spirits Speak, 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' here NYC.
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