Jared Gold Organ Trio featuring Ed Cherry and Sylvia Cuenca

Organist Jared Gold's recent emergence as one of New York's most in demand organists comes from years of dedication and respect to the Hammond B-3. With such influences as Larry Young, Jack McDuff, and Don Patterson, a unique philosophy based on extending harmony and soldidifying groove has taken precedence.

Versatility has provided Jared the opportunity to work with such established veterans as Dave Stryker, John Abercrombie, Ed Cherry, Jon Gordon, Oliver Lake, Bill Goodwin, Adam Nussbaum, Jimmy Ponder, Ralph Bowen, Bruce Williams, Cecil Brooks III, Don Braden, Ralph Peterson, William Ash, John Swana, and Tony Reedus.

In 2004 Dave Stryker included Jared in his newly formed organ trio with drummer Tony Reedus. With a mixture of adventurous original music and new takes on some old standards this group has been performing often, including a live WBGO broadcast from J and R music in NYC.

Jared's writing and arranging skills are featured in his collaboration with guitarist Randy Napoleon and drummer Quincy Davis. They have produced two CD's of which "Enjoy the Moment" (pko records) has received high acclaim and radio play throughout the country. Jared's discography also includes "The Chaser" with the Dave Stryker Trio, "Going Somewhere" with the Avi Rothbard Trio, "Broadway Alley" with the William Ash Trio, and "Springloaded" with the Dan Pratt Organ Quartet.

Jared appeared at Chez Hanny in 2005 with the Dan Pratt Organ Quartet.

Guitarist Ed Cherry played with Dizzy Gillespie from 1978 to 1992, and appears on four of Gillespie's recordings, including the Grammy Award winning "Live at Royal Festival Hall" (Enja).

Following Gillespie's death in in 1993, Ed performed and recorded with Paquito D'Riveras' small group, composer/saxophonist Henry Threadgill's "Very, Very Circus" and Hammond organist John Patton. From 1997 to 1998, Cherry worked in Roy Hargrove's “Crisol” Latin jazz band, and with baritone saxist Hamiett Bluiett. In 2001 and 2002, Cherry toured Europe and Japan with his own groups, featuring among others trumpeter Jon Faddis, and appeared with organist Jimmy Smith.

Ed is currently a member of vocalist Paula West's quartet as well as leading his own trio, and working extenisvely as a sideman and educator.

Ed has released three recordings as a leader: 'First Take' (Groovin' High) 1993, 'A Second Look (Groovin' High), 1995, and 'The Spirit Speaks' (Justin Time), 2001.


Drummer Sylvia Cuenca has recently performed extensively with trumpet legend Clark Terry's quintet at venues such as the Village Vanguard and Blue Note in New York City. In the 80's and 90's, she toured internationally with saxophonist Joe Henderson, including trio settings with Henderson and bassists Charlie Haden or George Mraz.

As a sideman, Ms. Cuenca has performed and toured with such jazz luminaries as Al Grey, Red Holloway, Jimmy Heath, Frank Wess. Eddie Henderson, George Cables, Marian McPartland, Jon Faddis, Frank Foster, Kenny Barron, Michael Brecker, Regina Carter, Billy Taylor, Houston Person, Etta Jones, Mulgrew Miller, Jon Hendricks, Helen Merrill, Dianne Reeves, Stan Getz, Nicholas Payton, and Joshua Redman.

She has two recordings as a leader, "The Crossing" and "Exit 13."