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UpFront Band

Jazz Band from Vancouver, WA - Will travel up to 100 miles
MEMBER SINCE 2016
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$150 - $400 per hour
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About
UpFront is a versatile musical group and solo performers 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 with top-notch entertainment, UpFront can help to make it an event you'll always remember. Our band brings over 70 years of combined professional performing experience together in a way that adds a touch of class to any event.
UpFront can provide different configurations of musicians--a duo of piano and sax for small events or wedding ceremonies, a jazz trio for company meetings and small weddings or a larger band that can get people out of their chairs during a wedding reception and dancing to swing, latin, R&B and classic rock & roll. Chris Bidleman (piano, keyboards, vocals) and Steve Burpee (saxophones, vocals), the founders of the band, have been playing music together since junior high school and in 2002 formed UpFront. 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 on guitar plus various other musicians (e.g. female singer, trumpet, trombone, etc) as budget allows.
UpFront has been featured on Portland's KINK.FM local music spotlight radio show. While we often focus on jazz, there are no single labels to describe the wide range of musical styles we can perform. We can play oldies, Motown and pop tunes from every decade. We love to play cultural favorites, seasonal standards, and even classical music. Our play list currently has well over 400 songs, but we can play many, many more and we love to take song requests from the audience.
Your satisfaction is our first commitment. We can perform as a solo, duo, trio or larger band to meet your needs and budget? We will travel within the States of Washington and Oregon but are based in the Portland, OR / Vancouver, WA area.
Please enjoy listening to our sample music online at our website, Facebook or Reverbnation. Your satisfaction is our first commitment. UpFront would love to be part of your special event and to personally tailor a performance to your specific needs at reasonable rates. Please feel free to call or email anytime.
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12th Street Rag
Euday Bowman
A Foggy Day
Gershwin
A Taste of Honey
Herb Alpert
Affirmation
Feliciano
Afternoon In Paris
John Lewis
Ain't Misbehavin'
Fats Waller
Ain't No Sunshine
Bill Withers
Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)
Lambert/Potter
Ain't She Sweet
Yellen/Ager
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Irving Berlin
All Blues
Miles Davis
All I Ask Of You
Andrew Lloyd Webber
All I Ask of You
Phantom of the Opera
All I Do Is Dream Of You
Freed/Brown
All of Me
Simons & Marks
All The Things You Are
Hammerstein/Kern
Always There
Ronnie Laws
American Pie
Don McLean
Angel
Sarah McLachlan
Angels We Heard On High
Swing
Anniversary Song
Al Jolson
Another Star
Stevie Wonder
As Time Goes By
Jerman Hupfeld
At Last
Etta James
At Seventeen
Janis Ian
Autumn Leaves
Mercer
Avalon
Al Jolson
Ave Maria
JS Bach
Ave Maria
Schubert
Baby Come To Me
Rod Temperton
Baby It's Cold Outside
Medium
Bad Bad Leroy Brown
Jim Croce
Bali Ha'i
Rodgers and Hammerstein
Bali Ha'i
South Pacific
Beer Barrel Polka
Brown/Timm/Zeman
Begin The Beguine
Cole Porter
Bellavia
Chuck Mangione
Bennie and the Jets
Elton John
Besame Mucho
Velazquez
Bessie's Blues
Coltrane
Beyond The Reef
Traditional
Beyond The Sea
Bobby Darin
Biggest Part Of Me
Amrosia
Bill Bailey
Hughie Cannon
Black Orpheus
Louis Bonfi
Blue Bayou
Roy Orbison
Blue Bossa
Dorham
Blue Christimas
Blues
Blue Moon
Rogers and Hart
Blue Moon
Rodgers and Heart
Blue Rondo A La Turk
Dave Brubeck
Blue Skies
Irving Berlin
Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley
Blue Tango
Anderson / Parish
Blues In The Night
Arlen and Mercer
Body and Soul
Green
Bohemian Rhapsody
Freddie Mercury
Born Under A Bad Sign
Various
Brazil
Russell / Barroso
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Neil Sedaka
Breathe
Faith Hill
Breezin
Benson
Brick House
Commodores
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
Wagner
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Brown Sugar
Jagger and Richards
Bye Bye Blackbird
Henderson and Dixon
C'est Magnifique
Can-Can
C'est Si Bon
Traditional
Cabaret
Cabaret
Can't Help Falling In Love
Elvis Presley
Canon in D
Pachelbel
Cantaloupe Island
Herbie Hancock
Careless Whisper
George Michael
Carol of the Bells
Traditional
Cast Your Fate To The Wind
Vince Guaraldi
Celebration
Kool & the Gang
Chain of Fools
Don Covay
Chameleon
Herbie Hancock
Charleston
James P. Johnson
Chase The Clouds Away
Chuck Mangione
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Gordon / Warren
Cheek To Cheek
Irving Berlin
Chega De Saudad (No More Blues)
Jobim
Chipmunk Song
Waltz
Christmas Is Coming
Guaraldi
Christmas Song
Ballad
Christmas Time Is Here
Guaraldi
Circle of Life
Lion King
Classical Gas
Mason Williams
Cold Duck Time
Eddie Harris
Colour My World
Chicago
Come Fly With Me
Van Heusen / Cahn
Come Together
Lennon and McCartney
Copacobana
Barry Manilow
Corcovado (Quiet Nights)
Jobim
Could I Have This Dance (Waltz)
Anne Murray
Could It Be Magic
Barry Manilow
Count Your Blessings
Ballad
Cracklin' Rosie
Neil Diamond
Crazy Rhythm
Caesar/Meyer/Kahn
Creepin'
Stevie Wonder
Danny Boy
Traditional
Days of Wine and Roses
Mancini
Deck The Halls
Swing
Desafinado
Jobim
Desperado
Eagles
Desperado
Henley / Frey
Dock Of The Bay
Otis Redding
Don't Be That Way
Goodman/Sampson/Parish
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Ellington
Don't Know Why
Norah Jones
Don't Let The Sun Go Down on Me
Elton John
Don't Stop Believin
Journey
Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
Stevie Wonder
Edelweiss
Sound of Music
Eleanor Rigby
Lennon and McCartney
Every Breath You Take
Sting
Fascination (Waltz)
FD Marchetti
Feel Like Makin' Love
McDaniels
Feels So Good
Mangione
Feliz Navidad
Smooth Jazz
Fever
Davenport & Cooley
Fields of Gold
Sting
Fire And Rain
James Taylor
First Noel
Ballad
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Ewan MacCollins
Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue
Young/Lewis/Henderson
Fly Me To The Moon
Sinatra
Four
Miles Davis
Four Brothers
Jimmy Giuffre
Georgia On My Mind
Carmichall
Get Down Tonight
KC and the Sunshine Band
Getting Sentimental Over You
Tommy Dorsey
Gimme Some Lovin
Spencer Davis Group
Girl From Ipanema
Jobim
Glory Of Love
Chicago
Go Tell It On The Mountain
Medium
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Bossa Nova
Goin' Out of my Head
Randazzo and Weinstein
Great Balls of Fire
Jerry Lee Lewis
Great Pumpkin Waltz
Vince Guaraldi
Green Dolphin Street
Kaper/Washington
Green Onions
Booker T
Groovin
Cavaliere / Brigati
Groovin High
Dizzy Gillespie
Guantanamera
Jose'to Fern'ndez
Hallelujah
Leonard Cohen
Happy
Pharrell Williams
Happy Holiday
Ballad
Harlem Nocturne
Hagen & Rogers
Hava Nagilah
Traditional
Have Yourself A Merry Christmas
Pop Beat
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Traditional
Here There and Everywhere
Lennon and McCartney
Holly And The Ivy
Waltz
Home For The Holidays
Swing
Honeysuckle Rose
Razaf/Waller
Honky Tonk Woman
Rolling Stones
Hook-i-Lau
Traditional
Hotel California
Henley / Frey
Hound Dog
Elvis Presley
House Is A Rockin
Stevie Ray Vaughn
How Great Thou Art
Traditional
How High the Moon
Morgan Lewis
How Insensative
Jobim
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
Marvin Gaye
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
McHugh/Fields
I Dreamed A Dream
Les Miserables
I Feel Good
James Brown
I Feel The Earth Move
Carole King
I Heard It Through The Grapevne
Marvin Gaye
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Cory & Cross
I Love Paris
Can-Can
I Remember You
Mercer/Schertzinger
I Wish
Stevie Wonder
I'll Be There
Berry Gordy
I've Got You Under My Skin
Cole Porter
I've Heard That Song Before
Cahn/Styne
If I Were A Rich Man
Fiddler On The Roof
Imagine
John Lennon
In A Mellow Tone
Ellington
In The Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett
In The Mood
Glenn Miller
Irish Washerwoman
Traditional
Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder
It Had To Be You
Isham Jones
It's A Great Day For The Irish
Traditional
It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas
Smooth Jazz
It's Not Unusual
Tom Jones
It's The Same Old Shillelagh
Traditional
Jailhouse Rock
Elvis Presley
Jesus Joy of Man's Desiring
JS Bach
Jingle Bell Rock
Up Tempo Swing
Jingle Bells
Up Tempo Swing
Jive Samba
Nat Adderley
Johnny B Goode
Chuck Berry
Josie
Steely Dan
Jump Jive and Wail
Brian Setzer
Just Friends
Klemmer/Lewis
Just In Time
Irving Berlin
Just The Two Of Us
MacDonald/Salter/Withers
Just The Way You Are
Billy Joel
Kansas City
Various
Katherine
Jeff Lorber
Keep Your Eyes On The Hands
Traditional
Killer Joe
Golson
Knock On Wood
Floyd / Cropper
L-O-V-E
Nat King Cole
La Compasita
Gerardo Rodr'guez
La Donna E Mobile
Giuseppe Verdi
La Vien Rose
Traditional
Lady Is A Tramp
Rogers and Hart
Lady Madonna
Lennon and McCartney
Land Of Make Believe
Chuck Mangione
Laura
Raskin / Mercer
Let It Be
Lennon and McCartney
Let It Go
Frozen
Let It Snow!
Straight
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Leo Friedman
Let's Stay Together
Al Green
Li'l Darlin'
Neal Hefti
Linus and Lucy
Vince Guaraldi
Little Brown Jug
J.E. Winner
Little Sunflower
Freddie Hubbard
Look To The Sky
Jobim
Love Is Here To Stay
George Gershwin
Love Me Tender
Elvis Presley
Love Potion Number 9
Drifters
Love Will Keep Us Together
Neil Sedaka
Lovely Hula Hands
Traditional
Lowdown
Boz Scaggs
Lullaby of Birdland
George Shearing
Lullaby of Broadway
42nd Street
Lush Life
Billy Strayhorn
Mack The Knife
Blitzstein
MacNamar's Band
Traditional
Maiden Voyage
Herbie Hancock
Mala Femmena
Toto
Mama Don't Dance
Logins & Messina
Manteca
Dizzy Gillespie
Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffett
Mas Que Nada
Jorge Ben
Maybe I'm Amazed
Paul McCartney
Meditation
Jobim
Mele Kalikimaka
Shuffle
Memory from 'Cats'
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Memory from 'Cats'
Cats
Mercy Mercy Me
Marvin Gaye
Mercy Mercy Mercy
Adderley
Merry Christmas Darling
Ballad
Midnight Sun
Hampton/Burke/Mercer
Milestones
Miles Davis
Minute By Minute
Michael McDonald
Mister Magic
Grover Washington
Misty
Erroll Garner
Moanin'
Bobby Timmons
Moon Dance
Van Morrison
Moon River (Waltz)
Mercer and Mancini
Moonglow
Hudson/Delange/Mills
Moonlight Serenade
Glenn Miller
More
Ortolani / Oliviero
Morning Dance
Spyro Gyra
Music Of The Night
Phantom of the Opera
Music of the Night (Phantom)
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Mustang Sally
Wilson Pickett
My Blue Heaven
Donaldson/Whitting
My Cherie Amour
Stevie Wonder
My Favorite Things
Sound of Music
My Funny Valentine
Rogers and Hart
My Girl
Smokey Robinson
My Life
Billy Joel
My Little Grass Shack
Traditional
My One And Only Love
Guy Wood
My Wild Irish Rose
Traditional
Nature Boy
Benson
Never Can Say Goodbye
The Jackson 5
New York New York
Sinatra
Night and Day
Cole Porter
Night In Tunisia
Dizzy Gillespie
O Come O Come Immanuel
New Age
O Holy Night
Ballad
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Swing
O Sole Mio (My Sun)
De Capua
O Tannenbaum
Swing
Odd Couple Theme
Neil Hefti
Oh Pretty Woman
Roy Orbison
Old Devil Moon
Burton Lane
Old Time Rock N Roll
Bob Seager
On A Clear Day
Lerner / Lane
On The Road Again
Willie Nelson
On The Sunny Side of the Street
McHugh and Fields
One In A Million You
Larry Graham
One Note Samba
Jobim
Open Arms
Journey
Opus One
Sy Oliver
Orange Colored Sky
Nat King Cole
Over The Rainbow
Harburg and Arlen
Overjoyed
Stevie Wonder
Oye Coma Va
Poncho Sanchez
Peg
Steely Dan
Pennies From Heaven
Burke / Johnston
Pennsylvania Polka
Frankie Yankovic
Perdido
Juan Tizol
Peter Gunn
Henry Mancini
Piano Man
Billy Joel
Pick Up The Pieces
AWB
Pinball Wizard
Pete Townshend
Pink Cadillac
Bruce Springsteen
Pink Panther Theme
Henry Mancini
Play That Funky Music
Wild Cherry
Proud Mary
CCR
Pure Imagination
Anthony Newley
Puttin' On The Ritz
Irving Berlin
Red Sail In The Sunset
Traditional
Revelation
Perry & Ferrante
Revolution
Beatles
Ribbon in the Sky
Stevie Wonder
Ring of Fire
Johnny Cash
Rock and Roll Music
Beatles
Rock This Town
Brian Setzer
Rockin Around The Christmas Tree
Country Swing
Round Midnight
Monk
Route 66
Bobby Darin
Rudolph
Boogie/50's
Sabor
Cal Tjader
Samba De Orfeu
Maria / Bonifa
Santa Baby
Medium
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Swing
Satin Doll
Ellington
Saturday In The Park
Chicago
Sea Of Love
Phil Phillips
Sentimental Journey
Green/Brown/Homer
September
Earth Wind & Fire
September Song
K Weill
Sh-Boom (Life Could Be A Dream)
Keyes/Feaster/McRae
Shadow Of Your Smile
Mandel
Shake Rattle and Roll
Bill Haley & Comets
Shaker Song
Spyro Gyra
She Loves You
Beatles
She's Got A Way
Billy Joel
She's Leaving Home
Lennon and McCartney
Signed Sealed & Delivered
Stevie Wonder
Silver Bells
Ballad
Sing Sing Sing
Louis Prima
Skating
Guaraldi
Skylark
Johnny Mercer
Sleigh Ride
Up Tempo Swing
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Jerome Kern
So In Love
Cole Porter
So What
Miles Davis
Something
George Harrison
Somewhere
West Side Story
Somewhere Out There
Horner / Mann / Weil
Song For Lorraine
Spyro Gyra
Song For My Father
Silver
Song For You
Leon Russell
Song Of The Islands
Traditional
Soulful Strut
Sanders / Record
Sounds Of Silence
Paul Simon
Spain
Chick Corea
Spanish Flea
Julius Wechter
Speak Softly Love ('Godfather' theme)
Rota and Kusik
Spindrift
Tom Scott
Spinning Wheel
David Clayton Thomas
Spooky
David Sanborn
St Patricks Day
Traditional
St Thomas
Rollins
Star Dust
Hoagy Carmichael
Start Me Up
Rolling Stones
Stella By Starlight
Victor Young
Stolen Moments
Oliver Nelson
Stompin At The Savoy
Chick Webb
Stormy Monday
BB King
Stormy Weather
Koehler / Arlen
Stranger On The Shore
Acker Bilk
Strangers In The Night
Campfert / Singleton
Suicide is Painless (M*A*S*H)
Mandel
Summer Samba
Sergio
Summertime
Gershwin / Heyward
Sunny
Hebb
Sunrise Sunset
Fiddler On The Roof
Superstition
Stevie Wonder
Sway
Dean Martin
Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond
Sweet Georgia Brown
Bernie/Pinkard/Casey
Sweet Home Alabama
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Leilani
Traditional
Sweet Love
Anita Baker
Take Five
Paul Desmond
Take The "A" Train
Ellington
Takin' It to the Streets
Michael McDonald
Tarantella
Traditional
Tears In Heaven
Eric Clapton
Tennessee Waltz
Stewart / King
Tequila
Various
Thanks For the Memory
Robin and Ranger
That Girl
Stevie Wonder
That Old Black Magic
Arlen and Mercer
That's Amore
Warren and Brooks
That's Entertainment
The Band Wagon
The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady
Traditional
The In Crowd
Ramsey Lewis
The Moon Of Manakoora
Traditional
The Preacher
Horace Silver
The Sound of Music
Sound of Music
The Way You Look Tonight
Frank Sinatra
Themes from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart
Then Came You
Spinners
Things Ain't What They Use To Be
Duke Ellington
This Masquerade
Benson
Those Were The Days
Gene Raskin
Thrill Is Gone
BB King
Time After Time
Cindy Lauper
Time In A Bottle
Jim Croce
Tin Tin Deo
David Sanborn
Tonight
West Side Story
Tonight (West Side Story)
Sondheim and Bernstein
Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-loo-Ral
Traditional
Touch
John Klemmer
Trumpet Tune
Purcell
Tune 88
Jeff Lorber
Tuxedo Junction
Buddy Fine
Twist & Shout / La Bamba
Beatles
Unchained Melody
Zaret and North
Under The Boardwalk
The Drifters
Under The Sea
Little Mermaid
Unforgettable
Irving Gordon
Up Up and Away
Jimmy Webb
Uptown Funk
Bruno Mars
Volare
Domenicio Modulas
Walking In Memphis
Marc Cohn
Watch What Happens
Michel Legrand
Watermelon Man
Herbie Hancock
Wave
Jobim
We Three Kings
Jazz Waltz in 5/4
We're In This Love Together
Al Jarreau
Wedding March
Mendelssohn
What A Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
What'd I Say
Ray Charles
What's Going On
Marvin Gaye
What's New?
Burke / Haggart
When A Man Loves A Woman
Lewis / Wright
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Traditional
When Sunny Gets Blue
Fisher and Segal
When You Wish Upon A Star
Washington / Harline
White Christmas
Ballad
Whiter Shade of Pale
Procol Harum
Whole Lot of Shakin Going On
Jerry Lee Lewis
Wild Thing
Chip Taylor
Wind Beneath My Wings
Henley / Silbar
With Or Without You
U2
Withcraft
Coleman / Leigh
Work Song
Nat Adderly
Yardbird Suite
Charlie Parker
Yesterday
Beatles
You Are So Beautiful
Joe Cocker
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Stevie Wonder
You Don't Know Me
Ray Charles
You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
Gamble / Huff
You've Got A Friend
Carole King
You've Got A Friend In Me
Toy Story
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
Barry Mann
You've Made Me So Very Happy
Blood Sweat and Tears
Young At Heart
Frank Sinatra
Your Song
Elton John
Jazz Band
Swing Band
Variety Band
Smooth Jazz Band
Ballroom Dance Music Band
20s Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Please note UpFront Band will also travel to Portland, Camas, Fairview, Brush Prairie, Gresham, Troutdale, Washougal, Battle Ground, Clackamas, Corbett, Boring, Heisson, Ridgefield, Beaverton, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, Marylhurst, Saint John, Tigard, Yacolt, Bridal Veil, La Center, West Linn, Aloha, Oregon City, Amboy, Sandy, Tualatin, Eagle Creek, Scappoose.
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