Paul Thomas Yoder plays trumpet and flugelhorn with unbridled passion. An accomplished musician and vocalist (with some 30+ years of experience under his belt), his horn style is as crisp and cool as the established masters but he stands out from the pack by surrounding his melodies with gritty cutting edge rock, euro-electronic and hip-hop production. There is much to devour for guitar enthusiasts also, as Dreamin' contains some of the finest top-shelf guitar talent in the industry (thanks to the late Michael Hakes and Brian Price) with definite shades of Santana to be heard throughout the tracks.
Although this artist has been called "the essence of smooth jazz", Yoder has reached across musical genres to deliver to the smooth jazz listener an eclectic collection of tunes that was designed to shake up the smooth jazz world. Judging from the favorable reviews Dreamin' has received from the music industry such as Smooth Jazz News, SmoothJazz.com and Abyss Jazz Magazine, he has accomplished his goal.
Yoder’s music is enticing and mixes up rock, pop, jazz and blues into a froth of sound that is truly delicious. Dreamin' - visually and audibly stunning; a new musical experience for the progressive smooth jazz audience.