BIOGRAPHY

Sherry Luchette is an accomplished L.A. bassist playing  jazz, rock, blues and classical. She has performed with many jazz greats including the late Joe Harnell, Tamir Hendelman, Bobby Rodriguez, Al McKibbon and John Clayton. Sherry has performed with the all female jazz ensemble Maiden Voyage, the jazz tentet Dekajaz, the Richard Sherman Trio and was a member of the modern chamber orchestra group "Synergy".
A native of Cleveland, Ohio Sherry began her bass studies at The Dana School of Music in Youngstown and played for five years with the Downbeat award winning Jazz Ensemble of Youngstown. There she played with jazz legends Bill Watrous, Nick Brignola, James Moody, Terry Clark, Bob Mitzner, Marvin Stamm and Jiggs Wigham. Her classical training led her to a position with the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra bass section for three years. In Cleveland, Sherry performed and recorded extensively with saxophonist Ernie Krivda and his Fat Tuesday Big Band. The band performed with renowned musical greats Oleta Adams,Ernie Andrews, David Sanborn, Louie Bellson and Terry  Gibbs.
In addition to being an accomplished musician Sherry is also an acclaimed music educator and author. She teaches jazz bass and young musicians classes at Pasadena Conservatory of Music. Sherry has authored the Flying Jazz Kittens series. A collection of three elementary  jazz music education books. 

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelors of Music Music Education-Dana School of Music, Youngstown, Ohio

  • Masters of Music Performance Bass

      Cleveland State University

 

SPECIALIZED TRAINING/AWARDS:

  • Suzuki Training 2019

  • Clinician for National Association for Music Education MENC state events throughout US 2006-present

  • Oberlin College-Bass Training 2015

  • Shay Fellowship Award for research in Jazz Education. $10,000 prize from the Buckley School

  • UCLA Design for Sharing Program 2007-2010 Created and performed jazz outreach concerts for K-6

  • Orff-Schulwerk Jazz Course Certification 2006

  • NPR Radio Interview "Listen Here"-The Flying Jazz Kittens Vol. 1 2005

  • Music Rhapsody  Training for Pre-K-Elementary, with Lynn Kleiner 2005

 

AUTHOR/DIGITAL MEDIA

  • Author/creator  of the Flying Jazz Kittens, Vol. 1 (2005); Jazz Kittens, Jazz Kitten Tree and Jazz Kittens (2011) The Viking Pineapples (2013) children's book & CD series that offer inventive lesson plans that teach children jazz.

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