For millions of Americans, passions are swept aside by the everyday pressures of life. Shannon takes us through his journey as a family man and a full time technology consultant with a passion to perform jazz. He demonstrates that you can have a well attended family life, a successful day job and an exciting second career doing something you love. Shannon “Chief” Cherry by day, is consultant that has worked successfully in technology for over 15 years. He is currently a Hospitality Technology Consultant for SAAS and hardware for hotels across North America. By night, “Chief Cherry” is a featured jazz artist that performs across the east coast in venues from Central Florida to New York City on the saxophone and as a vocalist. He leads multiple bands and performs with other groups. Chief’s quintet was critically reviewed by Joseph Haynes Davis, the brother of jazz trumpet icon, Miles Davis, as “the finest jazz quintet in central Florida”. Currently Chief is an endorsed artist rep for Phoenix Saxophones and for Warburton Saxophone Necks and Mouthpieces.