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Tickets go on sale April 3rd ​through our website
​ Tickets also available at the door at
 the Sand Bar ​based on availability.
 All sales are final and non-refundable
​ but can be used for future ​concerts
within this series.
                                                                                                                                                 
  All concerts begin promptly at 4:30 and conclude between
 6:30-7pm.  Attire is casual (jeans).  Shoes must be worn at all times. ​
 There's a half hour break with food & drinks available for purchase. 


                                                                                                               



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Our 1st show for this series...

MAIKEL GARCIA saxophonist,  kicks off our 2nd concert series
​ on Memorial Day Weekend 
 Sat., 5/27
​Saxophonist, Maikel Garcia was born in Cuba, saxophonist Maikel Garcia grew
up in a home alive
with bossanova, funk, classic, and Cuban music.
He combines jazz with his Latin roots and funk to create a unique fusion
of rhythms. After graduating from music school in Santiago de Cuba,
he founded several successful bands in Cuba...TGMay,
La Alianza and Orbita 1. In 2009 he relocated to Ambergris Caye,
Belize, where he founded the well known trio Banda Cubana,
and played with the "Omolewa Osain Project", the Cuban-Garifuna Jazz
band of ​ legendary Cuban percussionist Carlos Perrote.




  A show not to miss...

SUN., May 28, 2017Jazz fusion/electric guitarist
 Jeff Richman is a professional guitarist
with a 35 year career in performance guitar,
composing, arranging and recording.               

In addition to... his 16 solo releases, Jeff has produced
six tribute CD's to Carlos Santana, Mahavishnu Orchestra,
Steely Dan, Miles Davis, Jeff Beck and ​John Coltrane.
Plus, he has appeared on countless tv/film scores and conducts the
​Fusion Ensemble at Musicians Institute.
Jeff Richman has developed
​something of a ​reputation for edge-of-the-seat virtuoso risk taking.
This CD is the absolute epitomé of that; a series of short pieces
evoking atmospheres of fiery nooks and crannies that the
guitarist seems to lure his accompanying musicians into, together to
​​create the equivalent of the musical Northern Lights.​
    
Jimmy Haslip on bass (from Yellowjackets)
​Joel Taylor on drums
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  Our last show of our series for 2017
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SAT. June 3, 2017 ​Jazz
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Mads Tolling

Mads Tolling, internationally renowned
violinist and composer, is a two-time
Grammy Award-Winner. As a former
nine year member of both Turtle Island
Quartet and bassist Stanley Clarke’s
band, Mads has spent most his
professional life touring internationally.

​Since 2007 Mads has lead his own group,
​Mads Tolling Quartet. “The Playmaker”
released in the fall of 2009, features Stanley Clarke ​and
jazz greats Russell Ferrante & Stefon Harris.
A brand new MTQ album: “Celebrating
​Jean-Luc Ponty – Live at Yoshi’s” was released in May, 2012. Mads has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, and his recordings have received rave reviews in Downbeat Magazine, Strings Magazine, Washington Post & San Francisco Chronicle. He has performed with Chick Corea, Ramsey Lewis, Kenny Barron & Paquito D’Rivera.







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   Sat., May 27th - Maikel Garcia - 15.00
     jazz- saxophone​


   Sun., May 28th - Jeff Richman - 25.00
​     jazz - guitar


​   Sat., June 3rd - Mads Tolling
- 25.00
​   jazz - violin/electric & acoustic


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Concerts Up Front And Center

Where music is our focus and not an afterthought...

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AT THE
​SAND BAR - Oceano Hotel & Spa


Concerts Up Front And Center presents the
​2nd concert series at the Sand Bar at the Oceano Hotel & Spa