Demo Cates: Singer, sax player, composer and actor. Some of Cates’ writing credits include music and lyrics for the animated television series “The Busy World of Richard Scary”, “The New Adventures of Paddington Bear” and “Caillou”.Cates has earned the respect of Jazz musicians at home and abroad with his visionary method and superlative talents. Grown and developed in Detroit Michigan but exposed and revered in Toronto, Cates is a mature Musician and Vocalist who in his words, 'plays on emotions and allows the sax and his voice to translate inspiration in smooth and sensuous sounds’. In 2005 Cates released “Smooth…Try Something New”. The single “I’ll Try Something New” reached and stayed No.1 on the Wave 94.7 Smooth Jazz Charts for two weeks. The CD was nominated for the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards that year as well as Cates for Vocalist and Instrumentalist of the year.
Stan Fomin: Born in Ukraine, classically trained in piano, music theory and composition. Upon arriving in Canada, he rounded up his education by studying contemporary film scoring and production with Glenn Morley at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He has scored music for Alliance Atlantis, CBC Nelvana, YTV,Barna-Alper Productions. His orchestrating and arranging work includes CD "Classics Go Pop" for Parry Music ( BMG), two musicals "The Forest Song' and "Little Printce" for Nazarov National Theatre in Moscow, Broadway Songs book published by Hal Leonard. In 2005, Stan released his first CD Smooth Session, showcasing as a composer, arranger and performer. The track Flight 111 made it to number one on the Wave 94.7 Smooth Jazz Charts for 3 weeks.
Stan was nominated in the "Keyboardist of the Year" category for 2006 and 2008 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards.
Come! Enjoy! Journey with The Cates Fomin Project!
Demo Cates - vocals, saxes
Stan Fomin - piano, keys, melodica,bass, guitar
Danny Colomby - bass
Tony Zorzy - guitar
Larlell Lewis - drums
Ilya Kaplan - sound design, vocal
Demo Cates: "Smooth...Try Something New"
"Beautiful As You"
Stan Fomin: "Smooth Sessions", Flight 111"