- 1975-2002 (Creation)
5.81 m of textual records
8,756 audio recordings
1 reel : full coat magnetic soundtrack ; 35mm
33 open reels : 2 in. ; audio
74 open reels : 1 in. ; audio
390 open reels : ½ in. ; audio
4,045 open reels : ¼ in. ; audio
1,928 audio cassettes
2,255 audio cassettes : DAT
30 audio cassettes : DA88/DA113
1586 video recordings
67 open reels : 1in. ; video
54 video cassettes : Betacam
1,112 video cassettes : ¾ in.
268 video cassettes : VHS
17 video cassettes : 8mm
66 optical discs : CD ; video
· 5 rolls 16mm cinefilm (col.)
6 electronic materials
· 1 data cartridge (bearing textual records)
· 5 Jaz cartridges (bearing textual records)
Syd Kessler and Jody Colero operated a number of commercial studios from the 1970s to 2000. Hamilton born Syd Kessler began working in media in 1966 when he was hired by Chuck Blore Creative Services, a Los Angeles-based radio production company. Over the next five years, Kessler learned his way around a recording studio while also freelance writing for the prime time comedy show, Laugh-In. Returning to Toronto in 1971, Kessler obtained work writing for television shows such as Wayne and Schuster and began working on commercials with noted jingle writer and film composer Ben McPeek. Kessler joined the Cockfield Brown Advertising Agency in 1973; it was here that he met Cubby Marcus, who would become his mentor.
By 1975, Kessler had started his own company, WAMO (Words and Music Organization), which then became Kessler, Morrison, Meteskey and Giacomelli Inc. Three years later, he founded Kessler Productions (later Kessler Music Corp.), which over the next several years became the largest jingle company in Canada. In 1981, Kessler acquired Berryman Studios and Sounds Interchange and formed the Air Company and Creative Interchange. These two companies dominated the advertising business in Canada for nearly a decade, with Kessler co-writing, producing and/or directing commercials for major companies including Coca-Cola, Esso, Air Canada, McDonald’s and others. In 1988, John Labatt Ltd. merged with Kessler Music Corp, thereby forming a new entity called Supercorp. Five of Kessler’s competitors came under the Supercorp umbrella; one of these, Einstein Brothers, included Jody Colero.
Following a change in direction in 1994, Kessler sold his shares in Supercorp and started a new company called The Kessler Group. In 1997, Kessler became co-director of KPMG e-commerce practice. He retired in 2000, and published a book (called The Perfect System) in 2005, and currently lives in Toronto.
Jody Colero began his professional career in 1977, working as an engineer at Thunder Sound. He subsequently worked in A & R, signing notable Canadian pop and rock artists such as Teenage Head, Harlequin and David Bendeath while helping to develop a number of successful Canadian songwriters like Mary Margaret O’Hara and Tim Thorney. Colero also worked with such notable Canadian acts as Dr. Music and Craig Russell. In 1985, Colero formed Einstein Brothers Music Inc. with two partners that he subsequently bought out. The company was acquired by Kessler’s Supercorp in 1992. Shortly afterwards, Colero created the Einstein Brothers Record label, which enjoyed some success with Cassandra Vassik and Charlie Major. Einstein Brothers Inc. was acquired by Supercorp in 1992 and, after its dissolution, Colero became the sole owner of the company that he once co-owned. After a brief sabbatical at the end of 2001, Colero returned to the advertising business with a new company called Silent Joe. He continues to create musical products for all media.
In addition to their advertising work, both Kessler and Colero served as executive producers or worked ‘hands on’ on commercial recordings by Bob and Doug MacKenzie, Rick Moranis and Mary Margaret O’Hara, among others. Kessler and Colero’s work has been well-regarded within the advertising, music and broadcasting communities, and they have earned countless awards: AMPAC (Advertising Music Producers Association of Canada), Andys (Advertising Club of New York), Bessies, Canadian Radio Commercial Awards, Canadian TV Commercials Festival, CLIOs (International Broadcasting Awards), International Film & TV Festival awards, Toronto Art Directors Club Awards, and others.
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This fonds is divided into 4 series according to format. These are: Textual Material, Audio Material, Video Material and Cinefilms.
The first series, Textual Material, includes sheet music, diaries, contracts, correspondence, and a number of production-related records. This series also includes legal documents pertaining to performance arrangements, royalty statements, expenditures on various projects, arrangements with musicians, and press clippings.
The second series, Audio Material, consists of tapes of many of Kessler’s productions (these tapes include originals, masters, dubs, premixes, and final mixes).
The third series, Video Material, includes a large range of productions in which Kessler has been involved. Virtually every television advertisement on which he has worked is represented here, often in a high-quality format. Perhaps most remarkable are the more than 1,000 ¾-in. tapes featuring numerous well-known Canadian and international performers (John Candy, Colm Feore, Paul Gross, Dinah Christie, Dan Hill, Moe Koffman and others).
The fourth series, Cinefilms, consists of 4 16mm film featuring special projects for the Progressive Conservative Party.
Clients/Products that Kessler and Colero have promoted include:
Barbados Tourism Board
Canada – Canada Post Corporation
Canada – CBC
Canada – Department of Health & Welfare
Canada – Department of Tourism
Canada – Environment Canada
Canada-Export Development Corporation
Canada – Ministry of State for Youth
Canada – RRSP Bonds
Canada – Statistics Canada
Canada – Transport Canada
City of Toronto
Metro Toronto Zoo
Ontario Film Development Corporation
Ontario GO Transit
Ontario Ministry of Attorney General
Ontario Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Recreation
Ontario – Ministry of Health & Long term Care
Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto Metro Zoo
Liberal Party of Canada
Progressive Conservative Party (Ontario)
Progressive Conservative Party (Saskatchewan)
AGF Mutual Funds
Alliance To Save Energy
Arm & Hammer
Association of American Railroads
Bahai World Conference
Bailey’s Irish Cream
Bank of Bermuda
Bank of Canada
Bank of Montreal
Bank of Nova Scotia
Beef Information Centre
Benson & Hedges
Black & Decker
Brewers of Canada
Breyers Ice Cream
Canada Committee (Referendum)
Canada Investment & Savings
Canada Savings Bonds
Canadian Aboriginal Awards
Canadian Advertising Foundation
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Country Music Association
Canadian Gas Association
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Canadian National Exhibition
Canadian National Railways
Canadian Pacific Railways/Hotels
Canadian Stage Company
Chestnut Hill Homes
Coffee Council of Canada
Country Style Donuts
Delta Radio Network
Den For Men
Easter Seal Society
Enterprise Car Rental
Eversoft Skin Care
Famous People Players
Fashion Shoe Company
First Seneca Bank
Fram Oil Filters
Friskies Pet Foods
Golden Bank of Colorado
Grand & Toy
Hamilton Tiger Cats
Hires Root Beer
Hockey Hall of Fame
Hospital for Sick Children
John Labatt Ltd.
Johnson & Johnson
Kentucky Fried Chicken
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers)
Mary Brown Fried Chicken
Milk Marketing Board
Miller High Life
National Basketball Association
National Sea Products
National Ski Industries Association
The New VR (broadcaster)
North Toronto Cellular
Northwest Territories Airlines
Old El Paso
Ontario Canada Day Committee
Ontario Dental Association
Ontario Jockey Club
Ontario Lottery Corporation
Ontario Medical Association
Ontario Teachers Federation
Ontario Wine Council
Pat & Mario’s
Power Brokers International Inc.
President’s Choice Foods
Proctor & Gamble
Radenska Sparkling Water
Radio Bureau of Canada
Red Rose Tea
Reveen the Impossiblist
Robin Hood Flour
Scudder Mutual Funds
The Shoe Co.
Shoppers Drug Mart
Short Film Festival
Square One (Mississauga)
St. Elizabeth Health Centre
St. John Ambulance
St. Joseph Health Centre
Tip Top Tailers
Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto Dominion Bank
Toys R Us
Uncle Ben’s Rice
United Parcel Service
University of Toronto
University Hospitals of Cleveland
University of Western Ontario (R. Ivey School)
Upper Canada Brewing
Vickers & Benson
Woodie’s (U.S. department store)
World Wildlife Fund
Young People’s Theatre
d. Long Format Audio Design
“The Raven’s Cry” – television program 1986
“Johnny Monaco’s Mystery Club” – television program 1986
“Dynaman” – television special” 1988
“Life: The Program” CBC television series 1990-1992
“Hello Mrs. Cherrywinkle” Owl Communications television series 1996
“Due South” Alliance Communications television series 1993-1995
“Eerie Indiana” Power Pictures television series 1996-1998
“Liberty Street” CBC television series 1994-1995
“Shadows of War” television series 1990-1993
“Heart of Courage” Sony/AXN television series 1992
“Theodore Tugboat” television series 1994-1995
“Broken Lullaby” CBS television series 1994
“Another Woman” CBS television series 1994
“Goosebumps” Protocol Productions television series 1995
“Kabbalah” documentary & album 1992
Assaulted Women’s Hotline
Bereaved Families of Ontario
Concerned Children’s Advertisers
Hot Docs Film Festival
Kid’s Help Phone
Ontario Games for the Disabled
f. Studio Musical Recordings/Demos (apart from advertising)
Alta Moda 1990
Michael Burgess (of “Phantom of the Opera”) 1995
Doug Cameron 1988
Placido Domingo/Ofra Harnoy/London Philharmonic/Doug Riley n.d.
Neil Donell (a.k.a. Don Neilson) 1992
Dr. Music/Motherlode 1990
Earl Haig Choir 1992
Gregory Hoskins (of the Stick People) 1988
Jack Lenz 2001
Eugene Levy/Rick Moranis (for their album Wanker’s Guide to Canada) 1985
Lisa Lougheed 
Dan McVicker n.d.
Rick Moranis (for his unreleased LP) 1988
Nancy Nash 
Mary Margaret O’Hara 1989, 1990, 1991
Doug Riley/Dr. Music 1983, 1988, 1992
Craig Russell (for his album “Outrageous”) 1987
Sharon, Lois & Bram n.d.
Speed Kings n.d.
Lorienne Swales 1996
Tim Thorney 1992, 1993
Tim Tickner n.d.
Cassandra Vasik 1992
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