KABO GROUP was established in 2002 by Steve Bonilla and Jennie Kaufman to present eccentric works of literature, music, and motion pictures. Our divisions include Whiskey Woman Press (novels and nonfiction books); Kabo Music (music publishing and production, including film scores); and Kabo Films (digital video shorts and documentaries). We are on a long hiatus.
Steve Bonilla is a songwriter and arranger with a background in music production and marketing. He began working for Island Records in Los Angeles in 1982. In 1985, he moved to Capitol Records, where he was national manager for alternative markets. He became label manager for Noise International Records in New York in 1988. He and his former wife Marisa formed a production company in 1987, discovered and developed the Puerto Rican vocal group Tres, and landed them a record deal on Priority Records in 1990. In 1992, he opened the record store Holy Cow in Brooklyn, which he owned and operated for 12 years. He also worked in Manhattan as DJ Steve Spain from 1996 to 1998.

Steve now sells records, CDs, and memorabilia through www.holycownyc.com.



Jennie Kaufman writes fiction, screenplays, essays, and magazine articles; her work has appeared in Ancestry, VerbSap, and Eclectica. Her novel The Ark was Whiskey Woman Press’s first publication in 2003. Her first screenplay, Mustardville, won second prize in the Providence Film Commission Screenwriting Competition in 1998. She is slowly researching a historical novel.

Before veering off into aging and health policy, Jennie worked as an editor, proofreader, and typesetter, with an emphasis on book production. In 1998 and 1999 she was a core organizer of Film Fest New Haven, an all-volunteer film festival. She is webmaster for kabogroup.com.