Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, June 19, 2012, 7:30 - 9:00 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!

I Thought About You by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Mercer (1939), arr. by Vern Sielert; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring an alto sax solo by Kay Foster and a flugelhorn solo by Mark Syman)

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)

All of Me by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks (1931), arr. by Lennie Niehaus; first recorded by Belle Baker ("The Ragtime Singer," who also introduced Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies" in "Betsy"), "All of Me" has become one of the most recorded songs of its era, with notable versions by Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Django Reinhardt and Willie Nelson.
(featuring tenor saxophonist Alex Charland, with Rich Eyman, trombone, and Glen Peterson, tenor sax, trading fours)

You've Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman (1995), arr. by Mark Taylor
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Two By Two by Glen Newton (2012), arr. by Glen Newton; first performance at a concert in the park
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax; George Henly, tenor trombone; Glen Newton, soprano trombone; Rich Eyman, tenor trombone; and Keith Miner, bass trombone)

Bedtime Look by Keith Miner (1998), arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

Rain Check by Alex Charland (2011); first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring solos by Laura Leppink, flugelhorn, and Alex Charland, clarinet)

I've Got You Under My Skin by Cole Porter (1936), arr. by Mark Taylor
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Introduction of the CTV15 crew to the audience

Brown Wore Black composed and arranged by Glen Newton (2003); dedicated to the volunteers of CTV15, Community Television for the Northern Suburbs
(featuring solos by Rich Eyman, trombone; James Holdman, guitar; Dan Theobald, trumpet; and Glen Newton, bass trombone)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

My Foolish Heart by Victor Young and Ned Washington (1949), arr. by Bob Curnow; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring a flugelhorn solo by Glen Newton and a piano solo by Ann Booth)

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 saxophone section to the audience

(It Seems to Me I've) Heard That Song Before by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne (1942); a huge hit for trumpeter Harry James and vocalist Helen Forrest; sung by Frank Sinatra in the Republic motion picture "Youth on Parade"; charted at # 1 for 13 weeks in 1943.
(featuring trumpeter Mark Syman, with a vocal by Glen Newton)

At Last by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon (1941), arr. by Mike Carubia, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; a tribute to jazz vocal great Etta James, who died January 20, 2012, just 5 days short of her 74th birthday. This song, introduced in the 1941 film "Orchestra Wives" became the title track on James' 1960 album At Last! Her version of the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton; short version: skip from bar 35 to bar 60.)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Brazil by Ary Barroso (1939), arr. by Dave Wolpe; one of Ary Barroso's biggest hits, "Aquarela do Brasil" (English: "Watercolor of Brazil"), was featured in the 1942 Disney animated film "Saludos Amigos"
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by David Tuenge, drums, Kay Foster, alto sax, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Ann Booth, piano)

She Works Hard for the Money by Donna Summer and Michael Omartian (1983); arr. by Larry Norred; orch. by Dick Kreuzer; a tribute to Donna Summer, who died May 17, 2012; born LaDonna Adrian Gaines December 31, 1948, she was a five-time Grammy Award winner. Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the U.S. Billboard chart. This song from the 1983 album of the same name reached number three on the US Hot 100 chart.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton and solos by Alex Charland, tenor sax, and James Holdman, guitar; expanded version: repeat from bar 48 back to bar 25)

Kansas City by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller (1952), arr. by Bob Lowden; first recorded by Little Willie Littlefield in 1952, under the title, "KC Lovin' "; the best known version of "Kansas City," recorded in 1959 by Wilbert Harrison, hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and also restored the song's proper title. In 2005, Kansas City, Missouri, adopted "Kansas City" as its official song.
(featuring solos by Alex Charland, tenor sax; James Holdman, guitar; Mark Syman, trumpet; George Henly, trombone; and Dave Tuenge, drums)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes (left to right): Alex Charland (tenor), Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, Bob Nielsen, and Laura Leppink
Trombones (left to right): Rich Eyman, Mike Bratlie, George Henly, Keith Miner (bass trombone), and Grace Leppink; Glen Newton played bass trombone on "Brown Wore Black"
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), James Holdman (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Dave Tuenge (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton and Keith Miner

This concert is videotaped by producer John Rusterholz and other public access television volunteers for broadcast on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs in the ten-city area served by the North Suburban Cable Commission. The other volunteers for this concert were Joey Stepnick, Neil Blageo, Barb Wills, Tom Woods, Lynn Redlinger, Keith Flanagan, Jarame Berneche, Jo Newton, and Ted Aspnes.

Around 70 people attended the live concert, despite gusty winds, wet grass, a threat of thunderstorms, and a heat index in the upper 80's.

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