Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, July 4, 2006, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Directed by Glen Newton

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

Fascinating Rhythm by George and Ira Gershwin (1924), arr. by Sammy Nestico; performed by Fred and Adele Astaire and Cliff Edwards in the 1924 musical, "Lady Be Good!"
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Scott Swenson, trombone)

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 soprano sax soloist Kay Foster)

The Star-Crossed Lovers by Billy Strayhorn (1956), transcribed by David Berger for Jazz at Lincoln Center; the ninth movement of Ellington and Strayhorn's "Shakespearean Suite" (also known as "Such Sweet Thunder"), composed and arranged by Strayhorn prior to the suite and called "Pretty Girl"; recorded with Johnny Hodges (alto sax) as Juliet and Paul Gonsalves (tenor sax) as Romeo; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring alto saxophone soloist Andy Galkiewicz)

Still Love You by Keith Miner (2000), arr. by Glen Newton; Keith composed this song to honor his parents on their wedding anniversary.
(featuring composer-vocalist Keith Miner, with solos by Carl Berger, guitar; Rich Eyman, trombone; and Mike Wobig, electric bass)

In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Glenn Miller; short version: omit G and H; #1 on KLBB's All-Time Hits list and #5 (Glenn Miller) on Billboard Magazine's 1955 list; watch the horn moves and the wandering trombonists!
(featuring the Swing Cats dancers, with solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax, Kay Foster on alto sax, Keith Thompson on trumpet, and Carl Berger on guitar)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

When You Wish Upon a Star by Ned Washington and Leigh Harline (1940), arr. by Jerry Nowak; from Walt Disney's "Pinocchio"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Introduction of the sax section to the audience

Service Song Medley arr. by Mike Bratlie (2006); a tribute to all of our men and women in the Armed Forces, past, present, and future!
(featuring drum solos by Stefan Sylvander)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

I Can't Get Started by Ira Gershwin and Vernon Duke (1935), transcribed anonymously from the Bunny Berigan recording; #9 on Billboard Magazine's 1955 all-time popular music standards list; first performance by the Roseville Big Band of this arrangement!
(featuring trumpeter Keith Thompson and vocalist Keith Miner)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Funky Cha-Cha by Arturo Sandoval (1997), arr. by Richard Eddy and Arturo Sandoval
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with Mark Lee and Glen Peterson playing a trumpet/tenor sax duo, and solos by Harvey Skow, trumpet, Dan Desmonds, tenor sax, and George Henly, trombone)

Blue Skies by Irving Berlin (1926), arr. by Paul Jennings; featured in the first talkie, Al Jolson's "The Jazz Singer" (1927) and in a variety of others, including "Star Trek: Nemesis" (2002)
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with solos by pianist Ann Booth and scat vocalist Keith Miner)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

Jumpin' at the Woodside by Count Basie (1938), arr. by Bill Frank; a huge hit for Count Basie and the Basie band, named after Kansas City's Woodside Hotel where many of the band members stayed and where the tune was rehearsed.
(featuring the Swing Cats dancers, with solos by Bill Frank, soprano sax; Glen Newton, euphonium, and Glen Peterson, tenor sax, trading fours; Andy Galkiewicz, alto sax; Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; Mike Wobig, electric bass; and Stefan Sylvander, drums)

America the Beautiful by Katherine Lee Bates (lyrics, 1893, revised in 1904 and 1913) and Samuel A. Ward (music, "Materna", 1882), arr. by Mike Tomaro
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner, with the audience singing on the last chorus)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes: Kay Foster (alto and soprano), Bill Frank (alto and soprano), Glen Peterson (tenor), Dan Desmonds (tenor and clarinet), Bill Pearson (baritone), and Andy Galkiewicz, guest alto sax soloist
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Keith Thompson, Mark Lee, Harvey Skow, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Scott Swenson, George Henly, Rich Eyman, Keith Miner (bass trombone), and Glen Newton (bass trombone on "Still Love You")
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Carl Berger (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Stefan Sylvander (drum set; timbales on "Funky Cha Cha"), Jim Foster (drums on "Funky Cha Cha"), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

Swing Cats: Stan Ponkin, Lisa Neuburger, Chuck Lambert, Cindy Gardner, Jeff Camozzi, Lori Torkkola, Niko Balcom, and Liz Johnson

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.

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