Ist edition

Cabo Frio 1987 (MCA Records)

The Best Of Cabo Frio 2008 (Kezia Records)

Just Having Fun 1982 (Zebra/MCA Records)

Late Return 2003 (Kezia Records)

Island Dance (Kezia Records 2008)

 CABO FRIO MUSIC

​​​One of the most popular groups in is loosely termed”smooth jazz” Cabo Frio were formed(and have been led ever since) by drummer /writer Curtis Kendrick. For more than three decades, Cabo Frio has been an integral, innovative part of the jazz community. Cabo Frio pays homage to such great jazz bands like, Spyro Gyra, Pieces Of A Dream, and the Yellow Jackets who paved the way for our genre of music.

Since its inception in 1979, Cabo Frio has become one of the premier jazz Bands in the country, and a cultural institution in Rochester NY. 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.

Cabo Frio has strived to reflect cultural diversity in its music. Influenced by cultures around the world, its members meld their backgrounds and individual sounds to create music that is as diverse as its audience. Named after a city in Brazil, Cabo Frio strives to reflect cultural diversity in its music. Influenced by cultures around the world, its members meld their backgrounds and individual sounds to create music that is as diverse as its audience. “We want to touch a broad spectrum of tastes with our music,” says drummer 

​​Cabo Frio has provided powerful performances – from jammin’ jazz festivals to rockin’ coast-to-coast concerts. The group has been the opening support act for Pieces Of A Dream, Jeff Lorber, Spyro Gyra, The Yellow Jackets, Dave Valentine, Joan Jett, Lonnie Mack, Larry Coryell, Paquito D’Rivera, Joe Sample and the late great Phyllis Hyman, and many others.


Cabo Frio has strived to reflect cultural diversity in its music. Influenced by cultures around the world, its members meld their backgrounds and individual sounds to create music that is as diverse as its audience.

 BIOGRAPHY

Recent Release

Sophistication 1992 (GWE Records)

Dreamin 2015 (Pocket City Records)

 Dreamin is fresh new music from Cabo Frio, and from the silky smooth "Can't Stop" to the Funky "Jazz Dance" One can tell that this project is full of the warmth and quality that has made this contemporary jazz genre so popular over the last three decades.

With more than thirty eight years of mesmerizing fans – from old school to new millennials Cabo Frio reflects cultural diversity within its music which is sensationally crafted through the fresh and energizing sounds of Dreamin. The recording is clearly the group’s next step in creating radiant smooth jazz all the while engaging new fans. Cabo Frio has thousands of fans across the USA and abroad. Dreamin is clearly the next step in reuniting Cabo Frio with their base and creating new fans.

2nd Edition

First self released album 1981 (Rainbow Records)

Right On the Money 1985 (MCA Records)

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