A fusion of ideas,
cultural identities, and genres of music is the best way to describe
veteran jazz group Cabo Frio. Emerging from the musically fertile
Upstate New York region-home to a host of other acclaimed musicians like
Cab Calloway, Chuck Mangione, and Steve Gadd. Cabo Frio's beginnings
date back to 1979, when members of the group from the Rochester-Buffalo
area joined forces.
Cabo Frio's recording
career began in 1982, with the release of their self-titled album; at
that time they were at the forefront of the genre of music called fusion.
Back on the scene with several original members contributing, Cabo Frio
is excited about the release of its new album, Island Dance on KEZIA
Records nationally distributed by IDN.
Reunited for Island Dance are original members Curtis Kendrick (drummer/founder/producer), pianist Joe Santora, guitarist Marc Copani, plus talented newcomer bassist Mark Russell. Also featured is one of the foremost woodwind artist and educators Chris Vadala who is newly signed to KEZIA Records! Chris Vadala has performed and recorded with greats such as Chuck Mangione, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King and Herbie Hancock. Chris Vadala is director of Jazz Studies and associate professor of saxophone at the University of Maryland School of Music. Look for a new release from Chris Vadala on KEZIA Records later on this year!
Cabo Frio has thousands
of fans across the USA and abroad. Island Dance is clearly the next step
in reuniting the group with their base and creating new fans in 2004!