Roseville Big Band Concert at the Roosevelt Middle School Jazz Festival, March 23, 2001, 8:35 - 9:35 p.m.

Directed by Glen Newton
Click here for the song list from 2002.

We performed at Roosevelt Middle School (650 NE Main Street, Blaine, MN 55434-3199, on Hwy 242 (Main Street) between University Extension and Hwy. 65 (Central Avenue), about 1/2 mile east of Blaine High School) after jazz bands from Anoka-Hennepin District 11 and Forest Lake:

Dance to the Big Band Swing by Glen Newton (1999), arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring the vocal quartet Karen Dunn, Barb Harvey, Kirk Lindberg, and Glen Newton, with solos by drummer Jim Foster and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)

Sleepy Time Gal by Ange Lorenzo, Richard Whiting, Joseph Alden and Raymond Egan (1925), arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, trumpet and Keith Miner, bass trombone)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter by Joe Young and Fred E. Ahlert (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn with a soprano sax solo by Kay Foster)

Cha Cha Cha for Judy by Marshall Brown (1959), arr. by Marshall Brown
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Blue Skies by Irving Berlin (1927), band arr. by Paul Jennings, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring the vocal quartet, with a piano solo by Ann Booth and a scat vocal solo by Keith Miner)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Sophisticated Lady by Duke Ellington and Mitchell Parish (1933), arr. by Bob Mintzer
(featuring tenor sax soloist Dan Desmonds, with a vibraphone solo by Glen Newton)

Y. M. C. A. by Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo and Victor Willis (1978), band arr. by John Berry, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring the vocal quartet and guest vocalists and dancers from the audience, with solos by Kay Foster, alto sax, and Harvey Skow, trumpet)

Satin Doll by Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington and Johnny Mercer (1952), band arr. by Sammy Nestico, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring the vocal quartet and solos by Mike Park on trumpet, Dan Desmonds on tenor sax, and Ann Booth on piano)

Monster Mash by Bobby "Boris" Pickett (1962), arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring Glen Newton as the scientist/rapper, Jim Foster as Igor, and Bill Pearson as the baritone sax soloist)

It Had to Be You by Gus Kahn and Isham Jones (1924), arr. by Peter Blair
(featuring vocalist Kirk Lindberg, with a solo by Ann Booth, piano)

Georgia on My Mind by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell (1930), band arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring the vocal quartet, with a trombone solo by Rich Raaen)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

La Cumparsita by Gerardo Matos Rodriguez (1917)
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with a trumpet solo by Bob Nielsen)

Woodchopper's Ball by Joey Bishop and Woody Herman (1939), arr. by Glenn Osser
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, Bob Nielsen, Mike Park, Kim Kermes, and Harvey Skow on trumpets; Glen Peterson and Dan Desmonds on tenor sax; Bill Frank on alto sax; Rich Eyman on trombone; Keith Miner on bass trombone; Nick Johnson on guitar; and Steve Goranson on electric bass)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

In addition to the soloists listed above, the Roseville Big Band performers for this concert included George Henly and Fred Christiansen, trombones, and Mark Lee, trumpet.