Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, June 15, 2004, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Note to the band: Have these songs ready, but bring all of your music.

Come early and get a sneak preview of the concert as the band does sound checks and reviews parts of songs!

Directed by Glen Newton

I've Got You Under My Skin by Cole Porter (1936), arr. by Art Wiggins
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

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)

Tall Cotton by Sammy Nestico (1976), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring guest trombonist Greg Albing, with solos by Mike Wobig, electric bass, and Glen Newton, trumpet with plunger)

It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing by Duke Ellington (1932), arr. by Mike Carubia
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet, with a trumpet solo by Mark Lee)
This selection is a bonus track on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

Introduction of the sax section to the audience

Pennsylvania 6-5000 by Carl Sigman and Jerry Gray (1940), arr. by Jerry Gray, as played by Glenn Miller and his orchestra; help us by shouting out this famous telephone number!
(featuring dancers Larry and Betty Thomas, with a trumpet solo by Kari Coad, Glen Peterson on tenor sax, and Glen Newton on the telephone)

Don't Know Why by Jesse Harris (2002), arr. by Paul Murtha; recorded by Norah Jones; this is the first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Georgia on My Mind by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell (1930), band arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; a tribute to Ray Charles (1930-2004)
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet, with a trombone solo by Rich Eyman)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

New Orleans Jazz Portrait "When the Saints Go Marching In" and "Just a Closer Walk with Thee", arr. by Mike Vax and Bob Secor (1981)
(featuring a Dixieland trio of soprano saxophonist Dan Desmonds, trombonist Mike Bratlie, and trumpeter Bob Nielsen; with additional soloists Ann Booth on piano and Greg Albing on trombone)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

Satin Doll by Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington and Johnny Mercer (1952), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring solos by Ann Booth on piano, Harvey Skow on flugehorn, and Dan Desmonds on tenor sax, with the Rosetones vocal quartet)

Woodchopper's Ball by Joey Bishop and Woody Herman (1939), arr. by Glenn Osser
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, trumpet with plunger and soprano trombone; Bob Nielsen, trumpet; Bill Frank, alto sax; Rich Eyman, George Henly and Mike Bratlie, tenor trombones; Dan Desmonds and Glen Peterson, tenor sax; John O'Laughlin, guitar; and Mike Wobig, electric bass)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Blue Skirt Waltz by Vaclav Blaha (1944), arr. by Johnny Warrington
(featuring dancers Larry and Betty Thomas and vocalist Kirk Lindberg)

Sentimental Journey by Bud Green, Les Brown, and Ben Homer (1944), arr. by Jack Mason; huge hit of Les Brown's band, with Doris Day on the original vocal
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet, with a trumpet solo by Bob Nielsen)

Introduction of the Rosetones and rhythm section to the audience

Kiss of Fire by Lester Allen and Robert Hill (1952), arr. by Glenn Osser; this is your chance to perform with the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by trumpeter Mark Lee and pianist Ann Booth)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy by Don Raye and Hughie Prince (1940), vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring the trumpet section, the boogie woogie piano of Ann Booth, and the vocal trio: Karen Dunn, Diane Lindberg, and Kirk Lindberg)

Hard-Hearted Hannah by Jack Yellen, Milton Ager, Bob Bigelow, and Charles Bates (1924), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring dancers Larry and Betty Thomas and pianist Ann Booth with Harvey Skow on the trumpet solo)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Star Dust by Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish (1929), arr. by Dave Wolpe; #1 on KLBB's All-Time Hits list; #1 (Artie Shaw), #3 (Glenn Miller), #17 (Paul Weston), and #25 (Bing Crosby) on Billboard Magazine's 1955 list
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, flugelhorn, and vocalist Karen Dunn)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

On the Sunny Side of the Street by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields (1930), arr. by Mike Carubia
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet)

The Rosetones are Karen Dunn, lead, Diane Lindberg, alto, Kirk Lindberg, tenor, and Glen Newton, bass.

In addition to the soloists listed above, the Roseville Big Band performers for this concert included Bill Pearson, baritone sax, and Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone. Kay Foster also played alto sax. Jim Foster played trumpet and flugelhorn on New Orleans Jazz Portrait and Tall Cotton.

Concerts in Central Park (including this one, produced by John Rusterholz) are broadcast on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs in the ten-city area served by the North Suburban Cable Commission. This one was broadcast live on Channel 16 and videotaped for later broadcast on Channel 15.

260 people saw the concert live in the park, along with countless others who watched it live on Channel 16 and even more who will see it on the Channel 15 replays.

We sold two CDs.

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Friday, February 07, 2020.


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