Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, July 26, 2005, 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
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

Stranger in Paradise by Robert Wright and George Forrest (1953), arr. by John Cacavas; from the Broadway production "Kismet", based on themes of Alexander Borodin
(featuring solos by Kari Coad, trumpet, and Jim Foss, guitar)

Don't Know Why by Jesse Harris (2002), arr. by Paul Murtha; recorded by Norah Jones
(featuring vocalist Bridgett Bowen)

Computer by Bob Mintzer (1984), arr. by Bob Mintzer
(featuring an alto saxophone solo by Bill Frank, a tenor saxophone solo played from out in the audience by Glen Peterson, a trumpet solo by Kari Coad, an electric bass solo by Mike Wobig, and a drum solo by Kenne Thomas)

Opus One by Sy Oliver and Sid Garris (1943), arr. by Steve Wright
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax; Rich Eyman, trombone; and Mike Wobig, electric bass)

Introduction of the sax section to the audience

My Romance by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1935), arr. by Mark Taylor; from the motion picture "Jumbo"
(featuring flugelhorn soloist Harvey Skow)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Summertime by George Gershwin, Du Bose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the opera "Porgy and Bess"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn and trumpeter Mark Lee)

Softly as in a Morning Sunrise by Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein II (1928), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring solos by Ann Booth, piano; Jim Foss, guitar; and Glen Newton, alto trombone)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy by Don Raye and Hughie Prince (1940); a major hit recording for the Twin Cities' own Andrews Sisters
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn (lead), Bridgett Bowen, and Glen Newton and the trumpet section)

Laura by Johnny Mercer and David Raksin (1944), arr. by Chuck Bradford; the theme from Otto Preminger's 1944 film noir of the same name, starring Dana Andrews and Clifton Webb, with Gene Tierney in the title role
(with solos by Kari Coad, trumpet, Kay Foster, alto sax, and Glen Peterson, tenor sax)

Candy by Mack David, Joan Whitney, and Alex Kramer (1944), arr. by Kris Berg
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

Perdido by Juan Tizol (1941), arr. by Eddie's Arranging Service; first recorded by the Duke Ellington orchestra on January 21, 1942
(featuring solos by Harvey Skow, trumpet; Glen Peterson, tenor sax; Kari Coad, muted trumpet; Ann Booth, piano; and Kay Foster, alto sax)

My Little Girl by Keith Miner (1997), arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner, with solos by Mark Lee, trumpet, and Glen Newton, vibraphone)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Mambo Swing by Scotty Morris (1998), arr. by Roger Holmes; recorded by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, tenor sax soloist Glen Peterson, and drummer Kenne Thomas)

Bei Mir Bist du Schoen (in C Minor) by Sholom Secunda and Sammy Cahn (1932), arr. by Glen Newton; the Andrews Sisters had their first major success with “Bei Mir” which held Billboard's No. 1 slot for five weeks. This achievement established the girls as successful recording artists and they became celebrities.
(featuring vocalists Bridgett Bowen (lead), Karen Dunn, and Glen Newton with trombone solos by Rich Eyman and George Henly)

Thanks for the Memory by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger (1937), arr. by Johnny Warrington; one of the Roseville Big Band's closing theme songs
(featuring a solo by trumpeter Bob Nielsen)

In addition to the soloists listed above, the Roseville Big Band performers for this concert included Dan Desmonds, tenor sax, Bill Pearson, baritone sax, and Mike Bratlie, trombone. Glen Newton also played bass trombone on My Little Girl.

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.

259 people attended the live concert.

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Friday, February 07, 2020.

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