Ed Cherney Bio
Ed Cherney was an American recording engineer and record producer based in Los Angeles. He earned two Grammy awards, three Emmy Award nominations, and five TEC Awards.
Ed Cherney, the Grammy & Emmy-winning engineer who worked on Bonnie Raitt’s Nick of Time, Eric Clapton’s Tears in Heaven, The Rolling Stones’ Bridges to Babylon, and albums from Bob Dylan, Elton John, Sting, and Bob Seger, has passed away from cancer at age 69. pic.twitter.com/dxOpopE0eb
— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) October 22, 2019
Ed Cherney Age
He has died at the age of 69
Earlier Life and Education
He was born and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. After finishing college, he considered going to law school. He was a hobby musician growing up, but never a professional one.
A group of friends had a band, and we’re about to go on the road. They asked Cherney if he’d drive the truck and roadie for them. One day while on the way, the soundman did not show up to a gig, and Cherney ended up mixing the band.
Rest In Peace & High Fidelity, my friend.
— Curtis Stigers (@curtisstigers) October 22, 2019
The gig went well, and he realized he had an affinity for mixing audio. Later that summer, the band invited him into the studio for his first time. A bell went off, and Cherney immediately realized that this was what he was meant to do.
Instead of going to law school, Cherney enrolled in DeVry University to study electronics. He continued working with bands before landing a job at a local P.A. company in Chicago.
In an industry magazine, he read about a recording course taught by producer/engineer Bruce Swedien. While attending the course, Cherney befriended Swedien and started to follow him around studios in Chicago.
Cherney landed his first studio job as an apprentice engineer at Paragon Recording Studios in Chicago – working his way up the ranks over the next three years.
Rest in Peace Ed.
What a great guy, and a huge talent of an engineer.
We'll miss you.https://t.co/bN9qYADwaz
— SoundBetter (@SoundBetterNow) October 22, 2019
After leaving Paragon Recording Studios, Cherney moved to Los Angeles. He called around to local studios and landed a job as an assistant engineer at Westlake Recording Studios.
Awards and honors
Cherney has more than 350 album credits, five Grammy Award nominations, three Grammy wins, an Emmy Award, and five TEC Awards. After winning five TEC Awards, he inducted into the TEC Awards Hall of Fame in 2015.
Ed Cherney Death & Cause
Ed Cherney has died on 22 October 2019. He was 69 and had been suffering from cancer.
The recording community has lost a master.
RIP Ed Cherney. pic.twitter.com/N6RtlqtuWL
— Tape Op (@tapeopmag) October 22, 2019