Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, July 29, 2014, 7:30 - 8:40 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!

Tentative song list

Circle Blues by Len Yaeger (1998), arr. by Len Yaeger
(featuring a Dixieland trio of Bob Nielsen, trumpet, Kay Foster, alto sax, and Keith Miner, trombone; with solos by (C:) Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone; (C:) George Henly, trombone; (D:) Mark Syman, trumpet; (D:) Rich Eyman, trombone; (F:) Ann Booth, piano; (G:) Jason Swalley, guitar; and (F-G:) Mike Wobig, electric bass )

I Can't Give You Anything But Love by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh (1928), arr. by Sammy Nestico; the first hit song for Fields and McHugh and the most memorable song from the Broadway revue "Blackbirds of 1928"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Alexander's Ragtime Band by Irving Berlin (1911), arr. by Paul Nagle; Berlin was born in 1888, published his first song in 1907, and had his first international hit with this song. During his 60-year career he wrote an estimated 1,500 songs, including the scores for 19 Broadway shows and 18 Hollywood films, with his songs nominated eight times for Academy Awards.
(featuring a solo by trumpeter Mark Syman)

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)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

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)

Straighten Up and Fly Right by Nat King Cole and Irving Mills (1944), arr. by Stephen Bulla
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner, with a band vocal and instrumental solos by Ann Booth on piano and Jason Swalley on guitar)

Introduction of the sax section to the audience

The More I See You by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren (1945), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To by Cole Porter (1942), arr. by George Stone
(featuring solos by Kay Foster, alto sax, and Glen Newton, trumpet)

Blue Skies by Irving Berlin (1927), arr. by Paul Jennings, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(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 rhythm section to the audience

Butterfly by Steve Wright (1979), arr. by Steve Wright
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by [play E three times] (E:) Rich Eyman, trombone; (E:) Bill Frank, flute; (E:) George Henly, trombone; (F:) Mark Syman, trumpet; (G:) Jason Swalley, guitar; [play K four times] (K:) Roger Grupp all four times, but the second time Bill joins in on flute and plays 3 times, the third time Mark joins in on trumpet and plays twice)

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)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience

My Heart Belongs to Daddy by Cole Porter (1938), arr. by Richard Maltby; from the musical "Leave It To Me"

Just in Time by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne (1956), arr. by Dave Wolpe; introduced by Judy Holliday and Sydney Chaplin in the musical "Bells Are Ringing"; Tony Bennett had a hit recording of the song late in 1956.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)

Show Me the Way to Go Home by Irving King (1952), arr. by Sammy Nestico; the Roseville Big Band closing theme song! "Irving King" is the pseudonym of the English songwriting team James Campbell and Reginald Connelly.
(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 (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): Roger Grupp, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Rich Eyman, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone); Glen Newton played trombone while Keith sang "Straighten Up and Fly Right "
Rhythm (front to back): Glen Newton (vibraphone), Ann Booth (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar) Mike Wobig (bass), and Dave Tuenge (drums)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

This concert was broadcast live and videorecorded 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.

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Friday, February 07, 2020.

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