Roseville Big Band Concert at Little Sisters of the Poor, Holy Family Residence, 7:00 - 8:10 p.m.
330 Exchange St. S., St. Paul, MN 55102, March 7, 2017. Wear summer shirts and black pants.
Here are pictures from the performance
Directed by Glen Newton

Love is a Many-Splendored Thing by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster (1955), arr. by Jim Baker; Academy Award winner for Best Original Song in 1955, from the movie of the same name, then used as the theme of the soap opera of the same name from 1967 to 1973.

Through the Eyes of Love (Theme from Ice Castles) by Carole Bayer Sager and Marvin Hamlisch (1978), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the Columbia Picture "Ice Castles."
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Pennsylvania 6-5000 by Carl Sigman and Jerry Gray (1940), arr. by Jerry Gray, as played by Glenn Miller and his orchestra
(featuring solos by Corky Whitlock on trumpet and Glen Peterson on tenor sax, with Glen Newton on the telephone and audience members shouting the famous telephone number)

The Way You Look Tonight by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern (1936) arr. by Roger Holmes; from the film Swing Time, originally performed by Fred Astaire. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1936. In 2004 the Astaire version finished at #43 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

The Nearness of You by Ned Washington and Hoagy Carmichael (1937), arr. by Dave Hanson; the first big-selling version was recorded on April 28, 1940, by the Glenn Miller Orchestra, with a vocal by Ray Eberle
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner)

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

Star Dust by Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish (1929), arr. by Dave Wolpe; #1 on KLBB's All-Time Hits list; #1, #3, and #17 on Billboard Magazine's 1955 list
(featuring solos by Neil Baumgartner, trumpet, and vocalist Karen Dunn)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

When You're Smiling by Larry Shay, Joe Goodwin, and Mark Fisher (1928), arr. by Tom Kubis; Louis Armstrong made this tune a standard with his recordings in 1929, 1932, and 1956.
(with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

The Lady is a Tramp by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the 1937 Broadway musical "Babes in Arms"; a spoof of New York high society, this song was one of only three of the original Rodgers and Hart tunes that were used in the 1939 film "Babes in Arms," starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with a scat vocal solo by Keith Miner)

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 a piano solo by Glen Newton)
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 vocalist Karen Dunn, with solos by Greg Michnay, trombone; a new verse by vocalist Keith Miner; and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson trading fours with bass trombonist Tom Huelsmann)

In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Jeff Tyzik; #2 on KLBB's All-Time Hits list; as recorded by Doc Severinson and the Tonight Show band
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax, Dan Desmonds on alto sax, and trumpeter Corky Whitlock)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert (left to right):

Saxes: Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Dan Desmonds (alto), Len Yaeger (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Corky Whitlock, Neil Baumgartner, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones:Greg Michnay, Keith Miner, Carol Jensen, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Glen Newton (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar), Steve Levens (bass), Jim Foster (drums)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

Despite a scheduling mixup that made residents unaware of the performance until an hour before we began, there were about 25-30 audience members.

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Friday, June 18, 2021.

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