Saturday, July 20

Cabo Frio’s Dreamin – A Soulful Masterpiece Embracing Diverse Sounds and Energy

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Contemporary smooth jazz band Cabo Frio’s latest CD Dreamin, on Pocket City Records rides with legendary pride all the while embracing new and cool sounds of smooth jazz.  The 10 track recording is complete with entrancing melodies ranging from the silky smooth “Can’t Stop” to the funky beats of “Jazz Dance.”   After engaging the music, fans will find this album is full of the warmth and sensational sounds that made Cabo Frio so popular over the last three decades.

“We devoted our time in the studio to produce quality music that people want to
hear,” said Curtis Kendrick, the band’s leader, co-founder and drummer.  “This album is the culmination of the many years of success for Cabo Frio and we are grateful to our fans for making it
happen,” added Kendrick who also wrote the title track Dreamin on the album.

Dreamin is a concerted effort of some of the best musicians in Rochester, New York and
across the nation – who are intimately familiar with sounds fans want to hear.   Kendrick’s beats are spellbinding on drums; John Nyerges wows fans while playing sweet melodic tunes on piano;
John Viavattine’s tone on base runs delightfully deep; Bill Tiberio is suave on sax, Joe Chiappone offers soulfully smooth sounds on guitar; Marlowe Ware rocks with powerful percussions; and Hollywood actor and singer Timothy Mitchem is remarkable on vocals.

Since its inception in 1979, Cabo Frio has become one of the nation’s premier
contemporary smooth jazz bands. From its humble beginnings performing as a headlining local band at its home base in the musically fertile Upstate New York region, Cabo Frio ignited with global stardom when its recording career launched in 1982 with the release of its self-entitled album.  Through the years Cabo Frio has offered powerful performances at jazz festivals, coast-to-coast live concerts, and studio recordings. The group has been the support act for Pieces of a Dream, Jeff Lorber, Spyro Gyra, The Yellow Jackets, Dave Valentine, Paquito D’Rivera, Joe Sample, the late great Phyllis Hyman and many others.

From old school music lovers to new school millennials, Cabo Frio reflects on cultural diversity within all of its music – and it is artistically crafted throughout Dreamin. “Music has no color. Our music appeals to the young, old, and crosses racial boundaries,” said Kendrick.  “Cabo Frio is multicultural.  When we show up in a town this makes a difference. The audience appreciates our diversity.”

Dreamin is clearly the group’s next step in creating radiant smooth jazz all the while engaging new fans. Stay Connected with Cabo Frio and “Like” the band on Facebook. For more information visit .



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Kim Betton is the founder and editorial director of The award winning television anchor/reporter and producer has worked in markets across the U.S.. including NBC4 & USA Sky Radio in Washington, DC, WBKW-TV Buffalo, New York, FOX 13 News Memphis and KARK4 / FOX 16 News in Little Rock,. Kim has a true love for good music! She is also a jazz and off-Broadway musical vocalist. Her love for music and the arts inspired her to launch this magazine. If you have a story idea email her at Thanks for checking us out! Enjoy!

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