Philips Westin Orchestra
THIS ALBUM is part of a showcase collection of 6 CDs released to commemorate 5 years of fundraising for various charitable and humanitarian projects by over 100 talented vocalists and musicians from Canada, the United Kingdom, USA, South America, Europe, Japan and Asia. Each of these 6 CDs is a compilation of TOP 20 HITS presented by 6 of the world's best boutique big bands under the management of the SHERATON CADWELL GROUP (SCG): CASABLANCA ORCHESTRA (www.clubcasablanca.ca) ORCHESTRA COPACABANA (www.atthecopa.ca) TORONTO STARLIGHT ORCHESTRA (www.starlightorchestra.ca) WYNDHAM REGENCY ORCHESTRA (www.wyndhamregency.com) Philips Westin Orchestra (www.philipswestin.com) SHERATON CADWELL ORCHESTRA (www.sheratoncadwell.com) All recordings - without exception - were done live ... without any overdubs! Net proceeds from the sale of this CD will be donated to international aid agencies such as UNICEF, World Vision, Oxfam, CARE, Doctors Without Borders and the Red Cross through the Global Poverty Relief Foundation (www.gprf.net) for disaster and poverty relief programs in less developed communities outside Canada. Thank you so very much for your kind support! * * * * * 'Your vocal stars are glamorous, chic & hip ... what a treat!' - Olivier Francone 'It takes a really good band to get the Mayor up to dance the twist!' - Hazel McCallion 'Your track record of recorded work is utterly impressive ... wow!' - Julio Hernandez 'I loved your performance ... it was professional and entertaining!' - Joanne Wheatley 'You have both style and substance.' - Jim Stanley 'Awesome! There was hardly any room left on the dance floor ... with thousands more watching your show from all around the amphitheatre!' - Tim Reidt 'The orchestra sounds like swingers having a time of their lives!' - John Liddle 'Of all the big bands I know, yours is the most classy and professional ... your toe-tapping programming, slick presentation and remarkable cast of singers put you way ahead of everyone else.' - Jeff Lorenzo 'You guys are good ... very, very good!' - Rick Petrocelli 'Open yourself to the sounds of this fine ensemble ... they are a must at any event or occasion.' - Denis Mastromonaco 'Your vocal artists are sensational!' - Michel Saunders 'Our guests were thrilled with your performances!' - Sheryl McKean 'What a fabulous repertoire ... we enjoyed every song!' - Michelle & Michael Pratt 'There is something special and beautiful about your boutique big bands ... and the good work you do for charity.' - Wendy Evans 'First class entertainment!' - Alex Chavez 'Your professional orchestras are in large measure responsible for the renaissance of big bands in Canada.' - Pete Chapman 'We all had a fantastic evening ... dancing to great music of the orchestra!' - Susanne Adamczyk 'From the many positive comments we have received ... it's clear that your contribution helped to ensure the event was successful and memorable for all involved.' - Eva Liebermann 'I have seen many shows at this venue ... yours is one of the few I really truly enjoyed!' - Alan O'Connell 'We just could not stop dancing!' - Pam Murray 'Many we knew were asking for a CD of EVERY SONG your band played . .. this CD only has some of them. Can we have more, please?' - Jean Anderson 'I thoroughly enjoyed the polished presentations of your vocalists and orchestra!' - Mike Brown 'We had many compliments ... thrilled by the music that night and everyone had a lot of fun!' - Alessandra Palombo 'What a superb concert ... I stayed right till the end!' - Phil Warren '... greatly enjoyed and we would be very pleased if you would come back again!' - Mary-Louise Wilson 'We have seen many bands. Only a few sound good but they do not look good. Your orchestra is one of the very best ... it sounds good and it also looks good!' - Phil & Jane Richardson 'You will always be considered and recommended highly by us.' - Mara Jansons * * * * * Purveyor of live musical entertainment for heads of state, diplomats, dignitaries, VIPs and other discerning patrons. * * * * * Artists with the SCG have an extensive repertoire of popular hits and vintage songs from the 1930s to the 1990s for almost any occasion to please the most discerning clients ... from the music of Nat King Cole, Sammy Cahn, Oscar Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, Elton John, Henry Mancini, Hoagy Carmichael, Burt Bacharach, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Mandel, Alberto Dominguez to Louis Prima and Antonio Carlos Jobim; greatest hits by artists such as Robbie Williams, Frank Sinatra, Linda Ronstadt, James Ingram, Diana Krall, Tom Jones, Diana Schuur, Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, Harry Connick Jr., Michael Buble, Bobby Darin, Norah Jones, Leonard Cohen, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Barry Manilow, Vanessa Williams, Bobby McFerrin, Lou Bega, John Denver, Sammy Davis Jr., Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, the Beatles, ABBA, Bee Gees and the Beach Boys; and perennial standards by the orchestras of Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Benny Goodman, Maynard Ferguson, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Herb Alpert, Nelson Riddle, Sammy Nestico, Chuck Mangione, Tito Puente and Arturo Sandoval. Equipment list includes the finest high-end audio gear such as Roland VS-2480 CD workstations, Genelec 8040A monitors, Sony MDR 7509 headphones, Monster Power Conditioner PRO 2500 and Blue Kiwi quad cables; vintage microphones like the limited edition AKG C 414 LTD, Neumann TLM 49 and TLM 103; the world's quietest microphones, the Rode NT1-A and NT2-A; specialty microphones such as the Audix D-6, Earthworks high definition SR30 matched pair, Blue Baby Bottle, Blueberry, CAD E-300, Sontronics SIGMA and Royer's flagship, the R-121; a broad selection of high quality tube and solid state preamps such as the Universal Audio Solo 610, Rupert Neve Portico 5016, Mackie Onyx 800R, Focusrite OctoPre LE and Presonus Digimax FS. With one of the world's largest archives of thousands of music charts for big bands and a corporate goal of producing at least 3 CD albums each year, SCG-affiliated orchestras have released a total of 33 collector-edition CDs to date. No other contemporary big band in Canada has released worldwide as many CD albums as the SCG has within the last 6 years! The primary mandate of the SCG is to support the fundraising activities of major charities and humanitarian organizations dedicated to alleviating poverty in less developed communities outside Canada.Net proceeds from performances and CD sales are donated to international agencies such as UNICEF, World Vision, Oxfam, CARE, Doctors Without Borders and the Red Cross through the Global Poverty Relief Foundation (www.gprf.net) for disaster and poverty relief programs. To date, SCG's orchestras have helped to raise over $1.5 million for charitable and humanitarian projects. * * * * * A complete discography and sound clips are available at http://www.cdbaby.com/all/tso For video footage, visit YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/sheratoncadwell Official photos are on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/sheratoncadwell SCG's presskit will be found at http://www.sheratoncadwell.com/presskit.html * * * * * CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS * * * * * VOCALISTS Allison Lynn Leigh Graham Todd Cooper Lisa Levy KALYA Mark Rainey Angus Dirnbeck Elisa Gold Leah Reinhartz Hilary Weaver MUSICIANS Benedicto Fernandes Gale Bassett Endel Vesik Steve Weinberg Gerald Reidt Bill Buchan Sandra Ignaciuk Gary Lynn Vaado Sarapuu Riccarda Balogh Terry Short Paul Weston Jasna Jovicevic Jerzy Sieczka Bruce Tatemichi Jordan Wosnick Dhimiter Hotova Daniel Bass George Fan Peter Zsebik Salomon Ponte Ivan Neganov Florin Clonta Don Beaupre Jan Buneta James Sedgwick Allison Sharpe Andrew Chong Christian Rojas Klaus Anselm Nicholas Nasturzio Afiz Suleymanov Liborio Lomonaco Richard Park Rachel Malach Steve Bitaxi Bernard Wexler Philipp Socha Michael Tenno David King Alan Vincent Stefanie Webb John McGuigan Andrew Ziegler John Paul Brown Takeshi Naoi Mitch Vine Yuki Kitamura Brent Harasym Karl Silveira Bob Pennycook Anthony Feliciani Ben Odom Ralph Detko Thomas Nagy David Lessy Robert Horvath Ernest Fong Denis Kugappi Phil Hawkins Jan Ravens Brian Dale Kruschel Norris Graham Frank Sant Chester Manoharan Paul O'Connell Andrew Ferguson Steve Farrugia Jon Roblin Maksym Deomin Michael Carrillo Reade Ollivier Rob Bubnich Paul Cho Dan Picillo Raphael Nunez.