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CADENCE is a Toronto-based a cappella ensemble that was formed in 1998. They have toured Canada and around the world performing in jazz clubs, concert halls, and music festivals.

The group’s four critically acclaimed studio albums, Cool Yule (2011), Speak Easy (2010), Twenty for One (2005), and Frost Free (2000) have won or been nominated for numerous awards, including three JUNO nominations and 10 from CARA, the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards.

The band members are Carl Berger (baritone and bass), Ross Lynde (tenor), Lucas Marchand (tenor), and Kurt Sampson (bass and vocal percussion).