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           UpFront  "Live Music For All Occasions"
 UpFront is a versatile musical group that specializes in professional, live music, and  entertainment for any special occasion.  Whether your special day brings together family from many age groups, or your company wants to impress your guests with top-notch enteertainment, UpFront can help make it an event you'll always remember.  The band brings over 70 years of combined professional performing experience together in a way that adds a touch of class and polish to any event.

Chris Bidleman, (keyboards, bass) and Steve Burpee (saxophones), the founders of the band, have been playing music  together since junior high school, and formed Upfront in 2002. Chris and Steve are joined by Robert Schultz on drums and are often fused together with good friends Ed Couture on bass, and  Larry Pindar of  "Pin and the Hornets" fame, on guitar.

                  
                                 Steve                     Chris

                                    

UpFront has been featured on the KINK.FM local music spotlight radio show.  While they often focus on Jazz, there are no single labels to describe the wide range of musical styles they can perform, such as oldies and pop tunes from every decade.  They also love to play cultural favorites, seasonal standards, and the elegant, traditional classical music, which is most appropriate for weddings.
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Requests are welcome from their songlist of 300 tunes, but they also play many more hits not listed.  They love to take requests from the audience, and will play them whenever possible.
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                                           UpFront Selected Song List
                      

   Jazz Standards                                           Contemporary Jazz

All of Me - Simons & Marks                          Affirmation - Jose Feliciano
Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin                    Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra             Harlem Nocture - Hagen & Rogers
Misty - Erroll Garner                                   Mister Magic - Grover Washington
New York, New York - Frank Sinatra            Morning Dance - Spyro Gyra
Over The Rainbow - Harburg and Arlen         Revelation - Perry & Ferrante
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington                           Shaker Song - Spyro Gyro
Star Dust - Hoagy Carmichael                      Spooky - David Sandborn
Summertime - Gershwin / Heyward             The In Crowd - Ramsey Lewis
Take Five - Paul Desmond / Dave Brubeck     Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock

     Classical and Musicals                        Cultural Favorites
Ave Maria - JS Bach                                   Beer Barrel Polka - Brown, Timm, Zeman, Polka
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin - Wagner       Danny Boy - Traditional - Irish
Canon In D-Pachelbel                                 Hawaiian Wedding Song- Traditional - Hawaiian
Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring - JS Bach          Irish Washerwoman - Traditonal - Irish
Eine Kliene Nachtmusik - Mozart                 La Vie En Rose - French - Traditional
Trumpet Tune - Purcell                               Lovely Hula Hands - Hawaiian - Traditional
Wedding March - Mendelssohn                     MacNamar's Band - Irish - Traditional
I Dreamed a Dream - Les Miserables          O Sole Mio (MY Sun) - De Capua - Italian
Music of the Night - Phantom of the Opera  Tarantella - Italian- Traditional
    Andrew LLoyd Weber                                Volare - Domenicio Modulas - Italian
Tonight - West Side Story  
          Leonard Bernstein

       Classic Rock                                              Pop and R&B  
Bennie and the Jets - Elton John                     Another Star - Stevie Wonder
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen                         Classical Gas - Mason Williams
Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones                          Copacobana - Barry Manilow
Despardo - Eagles                                         Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Feelin' Alright - Joe Cocker                             Fields of Gold - Sting
Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis                 I Feel Good - James Brown
In The Midnight - Wilson Pickett                      Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley                          Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry                        Mercy, Mercy Me - Marvin Gaye
Let It Be - Beatles                                         Pick Up the Pieces - AWB
Peg - Steely Dan                                           Saturday In The Park - Chicago
Sea Of Love                                                 Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond

          Swing                                                        Latin

Chattanooga Choo Choo
- Gordon / Warren      Besame Mucho - Velazquez
Come Fly With Me - Van Heusen/Cahn              Black Orpheus - Louis Bonfi
In the Mood -Glenn Miller                                 Blue Bossa - Dorham
Kansas City - Various                                     Corcovado (Quiet Nights) Jobim
Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller                    Girl From Ipanema - Jobim
Orange Colored Sky - Nat King Cole                  Night and Day - Cole Porter
Pennies From Heaven - Berke/Johnston            One Note Samba - Jobim
Puttin' On The Ritz - Irving Berlin                      Spain - Chick Corea
Stompin' At The Savoy - Chick Webb                Sway - Luis Demetrio
Take The "A" Train - Duke Ellington                    Summer Samba - Sergio
 
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