“Instruments are for surgeons!” claim the members of CADENCE, who use tight harmonies, crazy hijinks, and audience interaction while performing to sold-out concert halls and jazz festivals around the world. If you like the infinitely varied sound of the human voice, the next concert at Quadra Community Centre is for you. On Sunday, March 10, at 7:00 PM, Quadra Cultural Committee presents: CADENCE, “one of the finest quartets to make an appearance in the a cappella scene.”
CADENCE is an ensemble of fantastic musicians who, equipped with only four microphones, push the limits of the human voice to new heights; audiences are amazed by their instrumental imitations, vocal acrobatics and charismatic stage presence. The members are highly educated musicians who combine their extensive musical backgrounds with individual instrumental prowess and years of musical experience to produce a thrilling a capella (singing without instruments) concert of unbelievable sound and energy. Melding the lyricism of Stan Getz with the sophisticated harmonies of the Count Basie Big Band and the devil-may–care attitude of Louis Prima, CADENCE has been entertaining audiences worldwide to critical acclaim, with innovative jazz arrangements, genre-hopping covers and eclectic originals. They have shared the the stage with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Quincy Jones and Gordon Lightfoot.
Recordings by CADENCE have been nominated three times for Juno awards, winning some of Best Canadian Album, 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 musical greats as Diana Krall and Paul Anka. In 2010, their album “Speak Easy” hit the Top Ten on the Jazz Radio charts in France, and won Best Canadian Album, Best Jazz Album and Best Jazz Song (Cara Awards.)
But don’t take our word for it! Come and hear for yourself at the Quadra Community Centre on Sunday, March 10, at 7:00 PM. Advance tickets are $17, available at the Music Plant in Campbell River, Hummingbird Office and Art Supply in Quathiaski Cove and Works of H’Art in Heriot Bay. Tickets at the door will be $20. Students 16 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 250-285-3560 or visit www.cadence-unplugged.com