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|Birth name||Edward E. Cherry Jr.|
|Born||October 12, 1954|
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
|Labels||Groovin' High, Justin Time, Posi-Tone|
|Associated acts||Dizzy Gillespie, Paula West, Paquito D'Rivera|
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.
With Hamiet Bluiett
With Paquito D'Rivera
With Jon Faddis
With Ken Fowser
With Dizzy Gillespie
With Jared Gold
With Ben Paterson
With John Patton
With Henry Threadgill
With Jason Tiemann
With Doug Webb
With Charles Williams
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