Roseville Big Band Concert at Woodbury Central Park Amphitheatre, Sunday, January 24, 2016, 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN, 55125 Band: Wear summer shirts and black slacks.

Directed by Glen Newton
Here are pictures from the concert.

Dance to the Big Band Swing by Glen Newton (1999), arr. by Glen Newton; 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.

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)

I Don't Want to Walk Without You by Jule Styne and Frank Loesser (1941), arr. by Paul Jennings; first performed in the 1942 Paramount Pictures film, Sweater Girl; became a number one pop hit for Harry James and his orchestra in 1942, with Helen Forrest as vocalist; Barry Manilow's recording came out in 1980
(featuring Mark Lee on flugelhorn)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience.

Candy by Mack David, Joan Whitney, and Alex Kramer (1944), arr. by Kris Berg
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

How High the Moon by Morgan Lewis and Nancy Hamilton (1940), arr. by Dave Wolpe; the earliest recorded hit version was by Benny Goodman & His Orchestra in 1941, but the best-known recording of the song is by Les Paul and Mary Ford, made on January 4, 1951; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring the trombone section, with solos by Keith Miner, George Henly, and Rich Eyman)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience.

L-O-V-E by Bert Kaempfert and Milt Gabler (1964), transcribed and adapted by Myles Collins; recorded as an instrumental by Kaempfert in 1964, then with a vocal by Nat King Cole in 1965 for Cole's album of the same name; this arrangement is based on the 1991 recording by his daughter Natalie Cole, February 6, 1950 – December 31, 2015.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with solos on muted trumpet and flugelhorn by Dan Theobald)

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; Jenica Georgeson, string bass; and Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience.

(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 recording was by Richard Himber and his Hotel Ritz-Carlton Orchestra, an excellent "studio" orchestra that included many great New York studio musicians including the legendary Artie Shaw.
(featuring solos by Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone, and Bill Frank, flute)

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.

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience.

Kiss of Fire (El Choclo) by Angel Villoldo (1903), arr. by Glenn Osser
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by Bob Nielsen, trumpet, and Ann Booth, piano)

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 Jim Foster on drum set)

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, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Rich Eyman, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm (front to back): Ann Booth (piano), Jenica Georgeson (string bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton and Keith Miner

About 50 people enjoyed the live concert in Woodbury, with an unknown number tuned in to the Periscope live stream from Keith miner's camera. Since Keith had to turn on the periscope stream first, then go down to the stage to play, there's about 8 minutes and 20 seconds of warm-up before the concert actually starts. recorded the concert, using the equipment built into the park.

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