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Concert in the Frank Rog Amphitheatre, June 16, 2015, 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.
Southeast Corner of County Road C and Lexington Ave., Roseville, Minnesota 55113
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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!

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 Glen Peterson)
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 Glen Peterson (Repeat 47-54: 1st time: George; 2nd time: Glen P./George trading 4's; 3rd time: Glen P./George trading 2's; 4th time: Glen P. & 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 Jamie Gorski)

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 Jenica Georgeson on string bass, Kay Foster on alto sax (21-38), Glen Newton on alto trombone (39-49), and Jamie Gorski 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; 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); John O'Loughlin, guitar (113-127); Glen Peterson, tenor sax (127-160 & 169-184); and Ann Booth, 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 Ann Booth, 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 Jamie Gorski (2nd trpt part), alto saxophonist Kay Foster, and Jenica 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)

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.

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)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

'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 tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson and a trumpet solo by Jeff Shawd)

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: Jamie Gorski 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: Glen Peterson on tenor sax, George Henly on trombone, and Jeff Shawd on trumpet)

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): Jeff Shawd, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, Bob Nielsen, and Jamie Gorski
Trombones (left to right): Rich Eyman, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), John O'Loughlin (guitar), Jenica Georgeson (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone and banjo)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, Keith Miner, and Bob Nielsen

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 nine-city area served by the North Suburban Cable Commission. About 45 people came to the concert tonight in overcast weather that turned rainy. When it started raining harder, all but about a dozen left, but the TV crew kept broadcasting.

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Friday, June 18, 2021.

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