Ed Cherry

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Ed Cherry
Birth nameEdward E. Cherry Jr.
Born(1954-10-12)October 12, 1954
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
Years active1978–present
LabelsGroovin' High, Justin Time, Posi-Tone

Edward E. Cherry Jr. (October 12, 1954) is an American jazz guitarist and studio musician. Cherry is perhaps best known for his long association with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, with whom he performed from 1978 until shortly before Gillespie's death in 1993. Since that time, he has worked with Paquito D'Rivera, Jon Faddis, John Patton, Hamiet Bluiett, Henry Threadgill, and Paula West. He has recorded a number of albums as a leader.


As leader[edit]

  • First Take (Groovin' High, 1993)
  • Second Look (Groovin' High, 1994)
  • The Spirits Speak (Justin Time, 2001)
  • Create with Marco Marzola (Wide Music, 2005)
  • It's All Good (Posi-Tone, 2012)
  • Soul Tree (Posi-Tone, 2016)
  • Peace (Space Time, 2022)
  • Are We There Yet? (Cellar Live, 2022)

As sideman[edit]

With Hamiet Bluiett

  • With Eyes Wide Open (Justin Time, 2000)

With Brian Charette

  • Jackpot (Cellar Live, 2022)

With Paquito D'Rivera

With Jon Faddis

  • Hornucopia (Epic, 1991)

With Ken Fowser

  • Right On Time (Posi-Tone, 2019)

With Dizzy Gillespie

With Jared Gold

  • Supersonic (Posi-Tone, 2009)
  • Golden Child (Posi-Tone, 2012)

With New York Funkies

With Ben Paterson

  • Live at Van Gelder's (Cellar Live, 2018)

With John Patton

With Dr. Lonnie Smith

  • In The Beginning: Volumes 1 & 2 (Pilgrimage, 2013)

With Henry Threadgill

With Jason Tiemann

  • T-Man (T-Man, 2020)

With Doug Webb

  • Bright Side (Posi-Tone, 2016)

With Charles Williams


  • "Interview of Ed Cherry, Guitarist for Dizzy Gillespie". jazzguitartoday.com. Jazz Guitar Today. December 28, 2020. Retrieved November 2, 2023.

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