Jazz, Percussion, Piano
World Fusion, Free Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Modern Creative, Post-Bop, Modal Music, Progressive Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Trumpet Jazz
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Trumpet, Cornet, Trumpet (Pocket), Percussion, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Flute (Wood), Doussn'gouni
Vocal Pop, Traditional Pop
Donald Stewart "Don" Cherry (born February 5, 1934) is a Canadian ice hockey commentator for CBC Television. He is a sports writer, as well as a retired professional hockey player and NHL coach. Cherry co-hosts the "Coach's Corner" intermission segment (with Ron MacLean) on the long-running Canadian sports program Hockey Night in Canada, and has also worked for ESPN in the United States as a commentator during the latter stages of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Nicknamed Grapes, he is a Canadian icon known for his outspoken manner, flamboyant dress, and staunch Canadian nationalism.
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Donald Stewart Cherry
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Donald Stewart "Grapes" Cherry (commonly referred to as Don Cherry) (born February 5, 1934) is a Canadian ice hockey commentator for CBC Television. Cherry co-hosts the "Coach's Corner" intermission segment (with Ron MacLean) on the long-running Canadian sports program Hockey Night in Canada, and has also worked for ESPN in the United States as a commentator during the latter stages of the Stanley Cup playoffs. He is known for his outspoken manner, flamboyant dress, and staunch Canadian nationalism.
Prior to his broadcast career, Cherry was a professional hockey player and National Hockey League coach. He played one game with the Boston Bruins, and later coached them for 5 seasons, starting with Bobby Orr's final 93 games as a Bruin. He is also well known as an author, syndicated radio commentator for the Sportsnet Radio Network, creator of the Rock'em Sock'em Hockey video series, and celebrity endorser. Cherry was voted as the seventh greatest Canadian on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's television special, The Greatest Canadian. In March 2010, his life was dramatized in a two-part Canadian Broadcasting Corporation made-for-television movie, Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story, based on a script written by his son, Timothy Cherry. In March 2012 CBC aired a sequel, The Wrath of Grapes: The Don Cherry Story II.
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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
TV and Radio Commentator, Author
Claim to Fame
Coached Boston Bruins, Coaches Corner on Hockey Night in Canada
Rose Cherry (wife), Cindy Cherry (daughter), Tim Cherry (son)
Ice Hockey Position
Ice Hockey Shoots
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
PFP Sports & Celebrity Talent Agency
TV commercial for Quizno's (2002), TV commercial for Molson Canadian Bubba (2003), TV commercial for Quizno's (with Tie Domi) (2005), TV commercials: Skin Bracer aftershave (in Canada; early to mid 1990S)., Website ad for COLD-fX cold and flu drug remedy (2006), TV commercial: McDonald's Canada (late 90s)
Beard and Mustache
Anglican / Episcopalian
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/donald-stewart-don-cherry/, www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Don-Cherry/, www.anglicanjournal.com/articles/the-irreverent-reverent-don-cherry
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