"The Toronto Starlight Orchestra sounds like swingers having a time of their lives!"
- John Edward Liddle, Conductor, Clinician, Music Director & Trumpet Soloist with the celebrated Kings of Swing
"Open yourself to the sounds of this fine ensemble ... they are a must at any event or occasion."
- Denis Mastromonaco, Assistant Conductor with Opera Mississauga and York Symphony Orchestra
"Leigh Graham has a satiny swing in her voice and a candor to her performance which makes the delightful interpretation of her material like the soda in the scotch ... a charming entertainer!"
- George Wall, Grasshopper Jazz and Blues
"Allison Lynn is a consumate performer ... and she lovingly bestows to her audiences her God-given gifts of a glorious voice and a radiant soul."
- Debbie Fleming, Director of Hampton Avenue (Jazz Acappella) & ChoirGirlz (Pop/Country trio)
Produced in December 2004, this exciting collector's edition cd is a compilation of a series of live recordings in Toronto which features vocalists Leigh Graham and Allison Lynn. The CD showcases 10 of the orchestra's favourites for the season of gifts & giving.
Leigh Graham (www.leighgraham.com) is a sensational jazz vocalist who has hosted live entertainment on board Celebrity cruise ships and in many clubs around Toronto.
Allison Lynn (www.allisonlynn.com) acts in theatre, film, television and commercials, and she is also a professional vocalist and founder of Jarvis Muse Productions which is dedicated to producing and showcasing Canadian talent in live and recorded performance.
The Toronto Starlight Orchestra (www.starlightorchestra.ca) is one of the finest ballroom dance orchestras in Canada. Professionally managed and staffed by talented vocalists and musicians, this world-class dance orchestra is distinguished from contemporary big bands by its delightful versatility and stylish refinement under the leadership of artistic director Don Beaupre and conductors Gerald Reidt, David Lessy and Bill Buchan.
Proceeds from the sale of this CD will be donated to international agencies such as UNICEF (www.unicef.org), World Vision (www.worldvision.org), Oxfam (www.oxfam.org), CARE (www.care.org), Doctors Without Borders (www.msf.org) and the Red Cross (www.redcross.org) through the Global Poverty Relief Foundation (www.gprf.net) to support disaster and poverty relief programs in less developed communities outside Canada.
Soli Deo Gloria!