Directed by Glen Newton

Roseville Big Band Concert at Shaller Family Sholom Home East Campus,
May 31, 2016, 6:30 - 7:35 p.m. (Originally scheduled for April 5)
730 Kay Avenue, Saint Paul 55102 Click here for directions and a map. Band: Wear summer shirts and tan or khaki slacks.
Click here for pictures from the performance.

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.

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.
(featuring the trombone section, with solos by Keith Miner, George Henly, and Rich Eyman)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience.

All of Me by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks (1931) with additional lyrics by Keith Miner, 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, Ella Fitzgerald, and Willie Nelson.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Keith Miner, with solos by Glen Newton, trumpet; and Glen Peterson, tenor sax, trading fours with trombonist Rich Eyman)

Look for the Silver Lining by Jerome Kern and Buddy DeSylva (1920), arr. by Jerry Nowak; from the musical "Sally," introduced by the rising Broadway star Marilyn Miller.
(featuring solos by trumpeter Bob Nielsen and pianist Ann Booth)

My Funny Valentine by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rogers (1937), arr. by Jerry Nowak
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a flugelhorn solo by Mark Lee and a trombone solo by Rich Eyman) Click here to watch a YouTube video of Karen singing "My Funny Valentine".

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience.

Makin' Whoopie by Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson (1928), arr. by Dave Barduhn
(featuring bass trombonist Tom Huelsmann)

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)

America the Beautiful by Katherine Lee Bates (lyrics, 1893, revised in 1904 and 1913) and Samuel A. Ward (music, "Materna", 1882), arr. by Mike Tomaro; In 1893, at the age of thirty-three, Bates, an English professor at Wellesley College, had taken a train trip to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to teach a short summer school session at Colorado College. Several of the sights on her trip inspired her, and they found their way into her poem, including the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the "White City" with its promise of the future contained within its alabaster buildings; the wheat fields of America's heartland Kansas, through which her train was riding on July 16; and the majestic view of the Great Plains from high atop Zebulon's Pikes Peak. She originally wrote the words as a poem, Pikes Peak, first published in the Fourth of July edition of the church periodical The Congregationalist in 1895. At that time, the poem was titled America for publication. It was retitled "America the Beautiful" when published in 1910 with Ward's music.
(In celebration of Memorial Day (yesterday); featuring vocalists Karen Dunn, Keith Miner, and Glen Newton, with the audience singing on the last chorus.)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience.

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 Glen Peterson on tenor sax, with Glen Newton on the telephone and vocal)

Willow Weep for Me by Ann Ronell (1932), arr. by Matt Harris; Ronell was one of the first successful Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley female composers or librettists. She cowrote Walt Disney's first hit song, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" for the 1933 cartoon Three Little Pigs.
(featuring vocalist and scat singer Keith Miner, with a trombone solo by George Henly)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Bei Mir Bist du Schoen (in C Minor) by Sholom Secunda and Sammy Cahn (1932), arr. by Glen Newton; the Andrews Sisters had their first major success with “Bei Mir” which held Billboard's No. 1 slot for five weeks. This achievement established the girls as successful recording artists and they became celebrities.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with trombone solos by George Henly and Rich Eyman)

Show Me the Way to Go Home by Irving King (1925), arr. by Sammy Nestico; "Irving King" was actually two English songwriters: Jimmy Campbell (1903-1967) and Reg Connelly (1895?-1963).
(featuring solos by Ann Booth on piano, Glen Peterson on tenor sax, and Jenica Georgeson on string 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): Dan Theobald, 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 "Willow Weep for Me"
Rhythm (front to back): Ann Booth (piano), Jacob Juusola (guitar), Jenica Georgeson (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

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Saturday, July 02, 2016.


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