Sherry attributes her Jazz styling to Lorez Alexander and the late Betty Carter. Her musical associations with Hugh Masekela, Mongo Santamaria, the late Leon Thomas as well as Pharaoh Sanders have added original and creative dimensions to her performance. Perfect for the high energy sound of Hai Rezolution. Sherry performed as the original female vocalist with Earth Wind and Fire. Her vocal styling helped to create a sound and image that influenced not only other contemporary groups but the record industry as well.