Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland by Dick Smith and Felix Bernard (1934), arr. by Dave Barduhn; lyricist Dick Smith, a native of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, was reportedly inspired to write the song after seeing Honesdale's Central Park covered in snow. The original 1934
(featuring solos by Jenn Werner , bass trombone, and Bill Frank, flute)
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 vocalist Karen Dunn, with a trumpet solo by Glen Newton, and trombonists Rich Eyman and George Henly trading fours)
Serenata by Leroy Anderson (1947), arr. by Dave Wolpe; with this song along with Bugler's Holiday, Sleigh Ride, The Blue Tango (#1 on the hit parade of 1952), and other tunes, by the middle of the 20th Century, Leroy Anderson had established himself as the pre-eminent American composer of light popular music; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring trumpeter Mark Syman)
Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience.
You've Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman (1995), arr. by Mark Taylor; originally written as the theme song for the 1995 Disney·Pixar animated film Toy Story, it has since become the theme song for its sequels, Toy Story 2 (1999) and Toy Story 3 (2010). The song was nominated for both the 1996 Academy Award for Best Original Song and the 1995 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)
Fly Me to the Moon by Bart Howard (1954), arr. by Sammy Nestico; one of Frank Sinatra's classic hits!
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner and an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)
Introduction of the trombone section to the audience.
Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson (1948), arr. by John LaBarbera, as played by the Glenn Miller orchestra
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Dan Theobald, trumpet)
Second Hand Rose by Grant Clarke and James F. Hanley (1921), arr. by Glen Newton; sung by Fanny Brice in Ziegfield Follies of 1921 and by Barbra Striesand in the 1968 movie about Brice's life, "Funny Girl"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn (1945), arr. by John Berry; according to popular legend, it was written in Hollywood, California during one of the hottest days on record.
(featuring solos by Bill Pearson, baritone sax, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, Mike Wobig, electric bass, and Jenn Werner, bass trombone)
Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience.
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.
Bradley is Swinging by Dean Sorenson (2009), commissioned by Dr. John Bradley, director of the Augusta State University Conservatory Jazz Ensemble; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring solos by Dan Theobald, trumpet)
Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience.
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. Sammy Cahn was born Samuel Cohen on the Lower East Side of New York City in 1913. Four of his songs received Academy Awards: "Three Coins in a Fountain" in 1954; "All the Way" in 1957; "High Hopes" in 1959; and "Call Me Irresponsible" in 1963. The first three were introduced by Frank Sinatra, and the last was introduced by Jackie Gleason. In 1988, the Sammy Awards for movie songs and scores were introduced in his honor. Jule Styne was born Julius Kerwin Stein in London, in 1905, of Jewish immigrants from Ukraine. A piano prodigy, he composed over 1550 songs, including the scores for many Broadway shows, including "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," "Funny Girl," and "Gypsy."
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with trombone solos by George Henly and Rich Eyman)
In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Jeff Tyzik; #2 on KLBB's All-Time Hits list and #5 (Glenn Miller) on Billboard Magazine's 1955 list; this is the version you might have heard Doc Severinson play on the Tonight Show.
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax; Kay Foster on alto sax; trumpeters Mark Syman, Dan Theobald and Glen Newton; and Dave Tuenge on drum set)
Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:
Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto and flute), Kay Foster (alto and soprano), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Rich Eyman, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Jenn Werner (bass trombone); Glen Newton played trombone while Keith Miner sang "Fly Me to the Moon".
Rhythm (front to back): Ann Booth (piano), Mike Wobig (bass), Dave Tuenge (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner
Saturday, January 04, 2014.
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