Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, July 4, 2013, 7:30 - 8:35 p.m.
at the Frank Rog Amphitheatre

Directed by Glen Newton

Basically Blues composed and arranged by Phil Wilson (1959); first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring solos by pianist Ann Booth, trombonist George Henly, tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson, and electric bassist Mike Wobig)

For Once in My Life by Ronald Miller and Orlando Murden (1965), arr. by Lennie Niehaus; hit recordings of this song have featured singers Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder (1968), Michael Buble, and many others.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Rock Around the Clock by Jimmy DeKnight and Max Freedman (1952), arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring the Rhythm & Swing dancers, with solos by Bill Pearson on baritone sax, Bob Nielsen on trumpet, and Glen Newton on alto horn)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

John Henry, Brass-Driving Man by Glen Newton (1997), a modern update to the legend of John Henry, steel-driving man; first performance at a concert in the park
(featuring the Roseville Big Band trombone section)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You by Russ Morgan, Larry Stock, and James Cavanaugh (1944), arr. by Dave Wolpe; a song introduced by Russ Morgan's big band as part of "Music in the Morgan Manner"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a piano solo by Ann Booth)

After You've Gone by Henry Creamer and Turner Layton (1918), arr. by Mark Taylor
(featuring a muted trumpet solo by Dan Theobald)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

They Can't Take That Away from Me by George and Ira Gershwin (1936), arr. by Dave Wolpe; introduced by Fred Astaire in the 1937 film "Shall We Dance?"
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

Angel Eyes by Earl Brent and Matt Dennis (1946), arr. by Matt Harris
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

Leap Frog by Joe Garland and Leo Corday (1941), arr. by Joe Garland
(featuring the Rhythm & Swing dancers, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson and a drum solo by Dave Tuenge)

Evergreen by Paul Williams and Barbra Streisand (1976), arr. by Dave Wolpe; the love theme from the 1976 Warner Brothers film, "A Star is Born"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

El Sol Tambien se Pone by Ludar Felsenstein (1991), arr. by Roger Holmes; from the 1991 comedy film "Soapdish," the backstage story of the cast and crew of a fictional popular television soap opera, "The Sun Also Sets"
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by Glen Newton, alto horn; Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; Rich Eyman, trombone; and Bill Frank, flute)

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 Keith Miner, trombone)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Neil Baumgartner III, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Rich Eyman, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Jenn Werner (bass trombone)
Rhythm (front to back): Glen Newton (vibes), Ann Booth (piano), Mike Wobig (bass), and Dave Tuenge (drums)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton and Keith Miner

Rhythm & Swing, directed by Cindy Gardner: Damien Dykes, Brandon Finnestad, Sam Hanson, Stacey Kanarski, Dan Kuchenbecher, Sadie Miller, Nicole Piechowski, Stan Ponkin, Stephanie Riley, Katy Sandberg, Scott Sonbuchner, and Jessica Stone

The live audience was about 900 at the start of the concert and 1500 at the end, because of people arriving to get good seats for the fireworks that follwed the Roseville Community Band concert.

Concerts in the Frank Rog Amphitheatre in Central Park (including this one, produced by John Rusterholz) are broadcast live on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs, to 30,000 cable households in the ten-city area served by the North Suburban Cable Commission: Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, Roseville, St. Anthony and Shoreview.

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