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Cherry, Don

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Personal name headingCherry, Don
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Variant(s)Cherry, Donald
See alsoCorporate body: Don Cherry Quintet
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Corporate body: Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
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Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1936-11-18
Death date1995-10-19
Place of birthOklahoma City (Okla.)
Place of deathMálaga (Spain)
AffiliationGeorge Coleman Quartet Blue Note (Firm) Dartmouth College
Profession or occupationTrumpet players Jazz musicians Band directors College teachers
Found inAyler, A. Vibrations. [Phonodisc] 1975.
Coleman, O. Ornette! [SR] 196-?: container (Donald Cherry)
New Grove dict. of jazz (Cherry, Don(ald Eugene); b. Nov. 18, 1936, Oklahoma City, OK; cornetist and bandleader)
New York times, Oct. 21, 1995 (Don Cherry, 58, trumpeter, d. Oct. 19, 1995, near Malaga, Spain)
African American National Biography, accessed June 12, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Cherry, Don; Donald Eugene Cherry; bandleader, cornetist, jazz musician; born 18 November, 1936 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States; studied at Jefferson High School, Los Angeles; played professionally for Lighthouse club (1954); founded combo Jazz Messiahs, specializing in Coleman's compositions, (1957); played and recorded, classic Coleman quartet, Hillcrest Club (1959-1960s), began playing the pocket trumpet; was the leader of The Avant Garde (1960s), group of Coleman's music, later formed the New York Contemporary Five; played with European, South American, and African jazz musicians in Paris (1964); recorded for Blue Note, New York (1965, 1966); taught at Dartmouth College and traveled to Europe and the Middle East (1970s); founded the group Old and New Dreams (1978), made many recordings (1980s, 1990s); died 19 October, 1995 in Malaga, Spain)