Gordon Cherry: Trombonist
(Bio, Discography, Recital & Concert mp3 clips)
Gordon Cherry was born in Toronto and began his musical studies at age 11. After his early studies at the Royal Conservatory and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Gordon attended the Eastman School of Music where he studied Trombone with the legendary teacher Emory Remington. During his studies there he also began performing as Principal Trombonist with the National Arts Center Orchestra. In 1974 Gordon and his wife, Pianist Joyce (Beytin) Cherry moved to Vancouver BC where they currently reside. Gordon performed as Principal Trombonist with the Vancouver Symphony and the CBC Radio Orchestra for 35 seasons. During that time Gordon also taught Trombone and Brass ensemble classes at the University of British Columbia. In the summers Gordon has taught hundreds of musicians at festivals such as: Banff Centre, Waterloo Festival under Gerard Swartz, SOAP Festival in Powell River, Saskatchewan Band Camp, Courtenay Youth Music Centre and PRISMA.
Gordon still eagerly performs and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra.
In 1999 Gordon began Cherry Classics Music as a publisher of fine music for brass. There are now hundreds of fine arrangements and original compositions for brass in the catalog from some of the best in the business.
Gordon performs on a S. E. Shires Tenor Trombone with an Ellis Wean mouthpiece, a YBL-613 Bass Trombone with a Warburton mouthpiece and a Yamaha Alto Trombone with a Bach 6 mouthpiece. He still keeps his H series Conn 88h and C series 6H. His prized 8h was stolen about 13 years ago and he still hopes it will walk through the door one day.
Soon, we will add some samples of Gordon's favorite performances. Come back to listen.