Concerts Up Front And Center presented the ​2nd concert series at the Sand Bar at the Oceano Hotel & Spa...  Thank you to all who attended our 2nd concert series at the Oceano Hotel in the Sand Bar... We hope to see you again next year and please, get on our email list !! 

Jeff Richman performed May 28, 2017 from Los Angeles

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.

You missed a good show !
​​ SUN., May 28, 2017 Jazz 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.

Where music is our focus not an after thought...

Two-time Grammy Award-Winner, Mads Tolling played June 3, 2017 ...Thank you Mads ! 

Maikel Garcia played our 1st concert of the season on Sat., 5/27/17

Thank you Maikel !! 

Thank you to all who attended our 2nd concert series at the Oceano Hotel.

Maikel Garcia ...kicked off our 2nd concert series
  Thank you Maikel...  Sat., May 27, 2017

​​​​ MAIKEL GARCIA saxophonist,  kicked off our 2nd concert series over 
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.

Concerts Up Front And Center

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