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Shmoove, 2005



The azure seas of the Mediterranean and the excitement of Monaco were great catalysts to bringing Vocé into being. A casual conversation about new musical directions quickly evolved into agreement that a new, fresh sound was needed in the world of smooth and fusion jazz.

Since returning to the US and getting into the studio to capture that sound, Vocé has emerged as a live instrumental act that blurs the boundaries between jazz, soul, hip-hop, electronic and folk music to bring great music to their fans.

The four cats –– “Los Cuatro Gatos” –– who are Vocé have honed their respective pieces of the Voce sound over years of playing all around the world: from major festivals to Broadway, from Asia to Europe and all over the US. Musically, Vocé members have played everything from straight ahead blues, rock and roll and jazz to funk, dance music and gospel. All of this comes to the smooth groove that is “Shmoove.”

Versatility and talent come through loud and clear on “Shmoove” and in everything these guys play. Seth Blumberg plays the earthy natural acoustic guitar as well as the driving electric rock licks. Kevin Cooper sets the stage with his funky bass lines as well as punctuating several songs on the steel drums. Leo Dombecki’s keyboards and synthesizers work seamlessly with his tenor saxophone riffs. Alto and soprano sax and flute from Ryan Montana provide the icing on the cake that is Vocé. All of this combines into an uncompromising mix of great music.