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Concert at Beacon Hill Retirement Community Ice Cream Social, June 13, 2015, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Directed by Glen Newton

This is the Roseville Big Band's 12th Annual Concert at the Beacon Hill Commons, 5300 Beacon Hill Road, Minnetonka, Minnesota 55345

Here are pictures from the performance.

Dance to the Big Band Swing composed and arranged by Glen Newton (1999); a Roseville Big Band original and its opening theme song
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with solos by drummer Jim Foster and tenor saxophonist Ira Adelman)
This selection is a bonus track on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

Lester Leaps In by Lester Young (1940), arr. by Gordon Goodwin
(featuring trombonist George Henly and tenor saxophonist Ira Adelman (Repeat 47-54: 1st time: George; 2nd time: Ira/George trading 4's; 3rd time: Ira/George trading 2's; 4th time: Ira & continues))

I Remember Clifford by Benny Golson (1957), arr. by Sammy Nestico; composed in memory of jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown
(featuring trumpet and flugelhorn soloist Mark Syman)

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter by Joe Young and Fred E. Ahlert (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn with a soprano sax solo by Kay Foster)

A Little Minor Booze composed and arranged by Willie Maiden (1970), a favorite from the Stan Kenton band library
(featuring solos by Paul Georgeson on bass, Kay Foster on alto sax (23-38), Glen Newton on alto trombone (39-49), and Dan Theobald on trumpet (56+))

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.

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 vocalists Karen Dunn and Keith Miner, with a trumpet solo by Glen Newton, and trombonists George Henly and Rich Eyman trading fours (play 41-74 3 times: 1st: GN, w. rhythm break on downbeat of 71 and vocal pickup there; 2nd: Keith (vocal); 3rd: George & Rich))

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

The Swizzle composed and arranged by Benny Carter (1962)
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, alto trombone (73-104); Dan Theobald, trumpet (113-127); Ira Adelman, tenor sax (127-160 & 169-184); and Bill Johnson, piano (193-199 & 209-216)

Satin Doll by Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, and Johnny Mercer (1958), arr. by Sammy Nestico; one of the Duke Ellington classics, played often by Count Basie's band.
(featuring solos by Bill Johnson, piano; Mark Syman, flugelhorn; and Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; with vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Oh, Lady Be Good by George and Ira Gershwin (1924), arr. by Terry White; introduced by Walter Catlett in the Broadway show "Lady Be Good"; a signature song for Ella Fitzgerald after she recorded it in 1947
(featuring trumpeter Bob Nielsen (2nd trpt part), alto saxophonist Kay Foster, and Paul Georgeson on the string bass)

Feeling Good by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley (1964), arr. by Roger Holmes; from "The Roar of the Greasepaint - the Smell of the Crowd"; first performance by the Roseville Big Band at a concert in the park
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn; play the whole song, including introduction)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Cha Cha Cha for Judy composed and arranged by Marshall Brown (1959)
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

**** INTERMISSION (10 minutes) and Program (10 minutes) ****

The Lady is a Tramp by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; from the musical "Babes in Arms"
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with a scat vocal solo by Keith Miner)

'S Wonderful by George and Ira Gershwin (1927), arr. by Dave Wolpe; this song was introduced in the Broadway musical "Funny Face" (1927), performed by Adele Astaire and Allen Kearns.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald and a tenor sax solo by Ira Adelman)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

All Saints Go Marching Out by Glen Newton (2013); clap along with us!
(featuring solos by Rich Eyman on trombone at D; play E 4 times. 1st time at E: Bill Frank on alto sax; 2nd time at E: Mark Syman on trumpet; 3rd time at E: Tom Huelsmann on bass trombone; 4th time at E (with the "last time" backgrounds): Keith Miner on trombone; simultaneous solos at F: Ira Adelman on tenor sax, George Henly on trombone, and Dan Theobald on trumpet)

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?"; George Gershwin died two months after the film's release before this song was nominated for a "best original song" award for the 1937 Oscars. (The award went to "Sweet Leilani.")
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

I Can't Get Started by Ira Gershwin and Vernon Duke (1935), arr. by Jim Martin; introduced by Bob Hope in the Ziegfield Follies of 1936; #9 on Billboard Magazine's 1955 all-time popular music standards list
(featuring trumpeter Mark Syman)

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 Bill Johnson on piano and Glen Newton on alto trombone)

Pennsylvania 6-5000 by Carl Sigman and Jerry Gray (1940), arr. by Jerry Gray, as played by Glenn Miller and his orchestra; help us by shouting out this famous telephone number!
(featuring solos by Dan Theobald on trumpet and Ira Adelman on tenor sax, with Glen Newton on the telephone)

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"; Comden and Green had collaborated with Styne on the earlier musicals "Two on the Aisle" and "Wonderful Town"; this musical reunited them with Holliday, who had been part of their musical comedy troupe (along with Leonard Bernstein accompanying on piano) that performed in Greenwich Village in the late '30's and early '40's.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)

By request, we led the crowd in singing Happy Birthday to two Beacon Hill residents, Bev and Evelyn, one celebrating her 99th birthday and the other in her mid-80's.

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 Ira Adelman on tenor sax, Kay Foster on alto sax, and trumpeters Mark Syman, Dan Theobald, and Glen Newton)

We were prepared to play an encore (but ran out of time):

Little Brown Jug traditional (1939), arr. by Bill Finegan; the Glenn Miller band's first hit swing tune!
(featuring solos by Paul Georgeson, bass; Ira Adelman, tenor sax, and Dan Theobald, trumpet)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes (left to right): Ira Adelman (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), 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 Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Bill Johnson (piano), Paul Georgeson (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, Bob Nielsen, and Keith Miner

More than 150 people saw and heard us perform.

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