Concert in the Frank Rog Amphitheatre, July 26, 2016, 7:00 - 8:10 p.m.

Southeast Corner of County Road C and Lexington Ave., Roseville, Minnesota 55113

Directed by Glen Newton
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Come early and get a sneak preview of the concert as the band does sound checks and reviews parts of songs!

April in Paris by Vernon Duke and E. Y. Harburg (1932), arr. by Bob Lowden; one of Count Basie's classic hits
(featuring solos by Keith Miner, trombone, and Dan Theobald, trumpet)

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

Java by Allen Toussaint, Alvin Tyler, and Freddy Friday (1958), arr. by Johnny Warrington; an instrumental adaptation from a 1958 LP of piano compositions, The Wild Sounds of New Orleans, by Tousaint, this is the song that made Al hirt famous; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring trumpeter Glen Newton)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn 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 Dan Theobald)

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

Bedtime Look by Keith Miner (1998), arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

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)

It's Only a Paper Moon by Billy Rose, E. Y. Harburg, and Harold Arlen (1932), arr. by Jerry Nowak; originally titled "If You Believe in Me" and featured in the short-running play, "The Great Magoo"; later appeared in the 1933 film version of "Take a Chance" with its current title; still later it was the title song of the 1973 film "Paper Moon" starring Ryan and Tatum O'Neill.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

Stormy Weather by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler (1933), arr. by Bill Frank; world premiere performance of this arrangement!
(featuring a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Teach Me Tonight by Sammy Cahn and Gene DePaul (1953), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

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)

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)

Dizzy Atmosphere by John "Dizzy" Gillespie (1944), arr. by Glenn Osser; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring an alto sax solo by Kay Foster and a trumpet solo by Mark Syman)

New York, New York by Fred Ebb and John Kander (1977), arr. by Bob Lowden
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

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 "Bedtime Look".
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar), Steve Levens (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

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