Roseville Big Band Concert at Edinborough Park, November 06, 2011, 7:00 - 8:05 p.m.
Band: Wear summer shirts and black slacks.

Directed by Glen Newton

Here's a sampler of the concert, as seen by the viewers on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs. To see more, click on this YouTube play list:

Little Brown Jug traditional (1939), arr. by Bill Finegan; the Glenn Miller band's first hit swing tune!
(featuring solos by Mike Wobig, electric bass; Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Dan Theobald, trumpet)

Candy by Mack David, Joan Whitney, and Alex Kramer (1944), arr. by Kris Berg; the recording by Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford on Capitol Records reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on February 22, 1945, and lasted 15 weeks on the chart, peaking at #2.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Something's Gotta Give by Johnny Mercer (1954), arr. by Al Yankee; this song was written for and first performed by Fred Astaire in the 1955 musical film Daddy Long Legs. However, the biggest-selling version was recorded by the McGuire Sisters, reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1955.
(featuring solos by pianist Ann Booth and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience.

Willow Weep for Me by Ann Ronell (1932), arr. by Matt Harris; Ronell was one of the first successful Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley female composers or librettists. She cowrote Walt Disney's first hit song, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" for the 1933 cartoon Three Little Pigs.
(featuring vocalist and scat singer Keith Miner, with a trombone solo by George Henly)

Waltz for Debby by Bill Evans and Gene Lees (1956), arr. by Keith Foley; this song, dedicated to Bill Evans' niece, Debby Evans, first appeared on Evans' 1956 trio album, "New Jazz Conceptions" and soon became a favorite of jazz musicians around the world.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a vibraphone solo by Glen Newton, an alto sax solo by Bill Frank, and a piano solo by Ann Booth)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience.

Rosie the Riveter by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb (1942), arr. by Julie Stenberg
(featuring vocalists Bob Nielsen and Glen Newton, with a trombone solo by Rich Eyman and Mark Lee on the ratchet)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Easy to Love by Cole Porter (1936), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience.

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 Mike Bratlie, trombone)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

The Nearness of You by Ned Washington and Hoagy Carmichael (1937), arr. by Dave Hanson; the biggest selling 1938 version of this song was recorded by the Glenn Miller orchestra, with a vocal by Ray Eberle
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn )

Love for Sale by Cole Porter (from The New Yorkers, 1930), arr. by John Berry
(featuring flugelhorn and trumpet solos by Dan Theobald and a guitar solo by Carl Berger)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience.

Sway by Pablo Beltrán Ruiz (1953), English lyrics by Norman Gimbel, arr. by Myles Collins
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn and vocalist-trumpeter Glen Newton)

Star Dust by Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish (1929), arr. by Dave Wolpe; #1 on KLBB's All-Time Hits list; #1, #3, and #17 on Billboard Magazine's 1955 list
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn with a trumpet solo by Mark Syman)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Show Me the Way to Go Home by Irving King (1952), arr. by Sammy Nestico; one of the Roseville Big Band's closing theme songs
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax, Ann Booth on piano, and Mike Wobig on electric bass)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes: Kay Foster (alto and soprano), Bill Frank (alto), Glen Peterson (tenor), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Mark Lee, Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Mike Bratlie, George Henly, Rich Eyman, and Keith Miner (bass trombone); Glen Newton played bass trombone while Keith sang "Willow Weep for Me"
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Carl Berger (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Dave Tuenge (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, Keith Miner, and Bob Nielsen

About 125 people were in the audience for this concert.

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