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Incorporated in 1991, the Sheraton Cadwell Group of Music Professionals - also known as Sheraton Cadwell Orchestras - has an international cast and perspective.

Professionally managed and staffed by over 100 talented vocalists and musicians from Canada, the United Kingdom, USA, South America, Europe, Japan and Asia, the Sheraton Cadwell Group manages world-class boutique big bands and dance orchestras such as the Toronto Starlight Orchestra, the Wyndham Regency Orchestra, the Philips Westin Orchestra, Orchestra Copacabana, the Casablanca Orchestra and the Sheraton Cadwell Orchestra.

Artists recruited by the Sheraton Cadwell Group generally have an average of at least 10 years performing experience, having been auditioned and selected for their high level of artistic flair, technical proficiency and professionalism.

From the music of Nat King Cole, Sammy Cahn, Oscar Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, 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., Bobby Darin and Lou Bega; 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 and Arturo Sandoval, the Sheraton Cadwell Group has an extensive repertoire of vintage songs from the 1920s to the 1990s for discerning patrons.

Shows are typically tightly-paced presentations by a tapestry of vocal artists for up to over 4 hours of non-stop musical entertainment, with no rest breaks!

Vocal artists showcased by the Sheraton Cadwell Group include Leigh Graham, Allison Lynn, Lisa Levy, Todd Cooper, Elisa Gold and KALYA.

Sheraton Cadwell's artists have entertained heads of state, diplomats, dignitaries, VIPs and audiences in the thousands, with more significant commissions than most big bands in Toronto's highly competitive music industry.

Over $150,000 has been invested in the best available sound and recording equipment and other logistics to ensure that all orchestras under Sheraton Cadwell's management continue to be among the most well-equipped entertainers in the industry.

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, orchestras affiliated under the Sheraton Cadwell Group have recorded over 150 songs and released a total of 20 collector-edition CDs, with albums available to over 2,400 retail stores, including digital distribution through Apple iTunes, Sony Connect, Yahoo Music, Best Buy, Rhapsody, Napster, MSN Music, Amazon and other outlets worldwide.

All recordings - without exception - were done live, without any overdubs!

No other contemporary big band in Canada has released worldwide as many CD albums as the Sheraton Cadwell Group.

Recorded performances by Sheraton Cadwell affiliated orchestras have been broadcasted by radio stations around the world.

Patrons who have commissioned Sheraton Cadwell's artists include Bank of America, United Way, City of Toronto, Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (representing multi-national corporations like BMW, Mercedes Benz and Lufthanza Airline), the Mississauga Board Of Trade and the Toronto Arts Council.

Sheraton Cadwell's big bands have performed at many upscale venues and prestigious festivals. The Toronto Starlight Orchestra, Casablanca Orchestra and Orchestra Copacabana have been showcased in grand banquets and ballrooms at 5-star locations such as the Granite Club, Liberty Grand, Sheraton Hotel, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel and the Fairmont Royal York Hotel while the Wyndham Regency Orchestra, the Sheraton Cadwell Orchestra and the Philips Westin Orchestra have been commissioned to present outstanding live performances at the Celebrate Toronto! Street Festival and Sunday Serenades at Mel Lastman Square, respectively, public concerts which feature the best big bands auditioned and shortlisted each year by special event organizers from the City of Toronto.

The primary mandate of the Sheraton Cadwell Group 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 for disaster and poverty relief programs.

The Sheraton Cadwell Group helped to raise over $1 million for charitable and humanitarian projects over a 3-year period between 2005 and 2007.

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External Links

Official photos will be found on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/sheratoncadwell.

For video footage, visit YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/sheratoncadwell.

A complete discography is available at http://www.cdbaby.com/all/tso.