Toronto – October 10th, 2008 – Cherry Beach Sound was proud to host a fully orchestrated jazz ensemble session with some of the most recognized musicians, composers, and arrangers known throughout the world. These endowed individuals were brought together by writer/composer Gino Salvadore and world renowned conductors/arrangers Rick Wilkins and Charles T. Cozens to record several pieces of music, all within the same facility.
The session incorporated a full string section, several of these musicians included: Rob Piltch, established guitarist; Bruce Harvey, one of Canada's most highly regarded pianist; Scott Alexander, internationally-known bassist; Vern Dorge, accomplished jazz saxophonist; Terry Clarke and Steve Heathcote, the nation's leading percussionists; Joseph Macerollo consummate accordionist, who performed a noteworthy solo for the jazz session. The music not only featured a classical jazz style, it also attributed a romantic, Brazilian flavor with blends of both traditional and modern influences.
"It is very rare to have a group of such reputable musicians together in one place, at one time," said Carman Guerrieri, President of Cherry Beach Sound Ltd. "It is a privilege for all those that were here to listen."
Rick Wilkins is recognized among Canada's greatest saxophonists and one of the world's most accomplished arrangers and conductors. During 1976-1977, he established himself as Music Director for CBS TV's variety show, "The Jacksons," starring The Jackson Five. In 2003, he was awarded both the Order of Canada and the Queen's Jubilee Medal in recognition of his work for more than five decades in the international music scene. For the past four consecutive years Rick has been National Jazz Award nominee in the ‘Arranger of the Year' category. Rick has written, arranged, and conducted for well-known musicians Celine Dion, John McDermott, Oliver Jones, Ranee Lee, Rob McConnell, Renee Rones, Kenny Wheeler, Louie Bellson, Peggy Lee, and George Shearing.
One of Canada's multi-faceted musicians, Charles T. Cozens, is noted for his remarkable credentials throughout many parts of the music industry. Charles has performed with many famed musicians such as: Academy Award recipient, Henry Mancini; Daytime Emmy Award recipient, Eartha Kitt; Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, Cab Calloway. As a musical composer and arranger, Charles has worked with The Canadian Brass, Louise Pitre (Broadway's Mamma Mia), Michael Burgess (Les Misarables), The Nylons, Quartetto Gelato, and Cynthia Dale. Charles' television credits include Tek Wars, Ray Bradbury Theatre, The Twilight Zone, At the Midnight Hour, Clarence, Christmas in America, The Long Road Home, and Noddy among others.
About Cherry Beach Sound
Toronto production studio Cherry Beach Sound is a full service studio for music, audio post production, commercial production, CD mastering and audio enhancement. This year, Cherry Beach Sound celebrated their 25th year of business and industry leadership, providing an atmosphere of comfort and professionalism. Cherry Beach Sound has done work for artists such as Usher, 50 Cent, the Jonas Brothers, Ludacris, K-OS and Rush, and worked with world-class music producers such as Timbaland, Dexter Simmons, DJ Premier, and Sean Garrett.
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