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Cadence History


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Based in: Toronto, Canada.

Four men. Four microphones. No instruments. This is the formula for Canada's celebrated vocal band, Cadence.

Combining the lyricism of Stan Getz, the sophisticated harmonies of the Count Basie Big Band and the devil-may-care attitude of Louis Prima, this fabulous foursome has been entertaining audiences worldwide for over a decade with their innovative jazz arrangements, genre-hopping covers and eclectic originals. With an infectious energy and a good measure of wild stage antics, this cool cat rat pack of musical misfits is guaranteed to leave you shouting out for more. "One of the finest quartets to make an appearance in the a cappella scene," Cadence continues to thrill its fans night after night by pushing a cappella music to new heights and demonstrating that the human voice has no limits.

Cadence's three-time Juno-nominated albums have been met with wide critical acclaim, having received numerous awards and nominations including Best Jazz Song, Best Original Composition and Best Rock/Pop Album (CARA AWARDS.) Their 2005 release Twenty for One was nominated for the Juno Award for Best Vocal Jazz Album alongside such established musical mainstays as Diana Krall and Paul Anka. Most recently, Cadence's 2010 release - Speak Easy - hit the Top Ten on the Jazz Radio charts in France.

"Like four thieves who've been stealing the show for years," (Toronto Star) Cadence has played to sold-out concert halls and toured jazz festivals across the globe, sharing the stage along the way with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Quincy Jones and Gordon Lightfoot. Cadence's distinctive sounds have been heard on television and syndicated radio stations worldwide.

Wherever they are performing, incredulous audiences are left raving about Cadence's instrumental imitations, vocal acrobatics, and charismatic stage presence.

See for yourself what makes Cadence one of the world's leading vocal bands.

As the boys like to say: Instruments are for surgeons!

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2003 - Harmony Sweepstakes National Finals 3rd Place Winners
2003 - New York Harmony Sweepstakes Champions

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