Roseville Big Band Concert at Edinborough Park, April 18, 2017, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Band: Wear summer shirts and black slacks.

Directed by Glen Newton

Fascinating Rhythm by George and Ira Gershwin (1924), arr. by Sammy Nestico; performed by Fred and Adele Astaire and Cliff Edwards in the 1924 musical, "Lady Be Good!"
(featuring unison lead playing by Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Keith Miner, trombone, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Feeling Good by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley (1964), arr. by Roger Holmes; from "The Roar of the Greasepaint - the Smell of the Crowd"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

(You'd Be So) Easy to Love by Cole Porter (1934), arr. by Sammy Nestico; originally intended for the musical "Anything Goes", it was cut but later added to the film "Born to Dance"
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience.

Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) by Antonio Carlos Jobim (1962), arr. by Paul Murtha; Corcovado is a mountain in central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, known for the 125-foot statue of Jesus atop its peak.
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with a flute solo by Bill Frank)

But Not for Me by George and Ira Gershwin (1930), arr. by Scott Ragsdale; from "Girl Crazy"; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring vocalist Glen Newton, with a trombone solo by Rich Eyman)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience, with a demo by Dan (flugelhorn) and Mark S. (trumpet).

'S Wonderful by George and Ira Gershwin (1927), arr. by Dave Wolpe; this song was introduced in the Broadway musical Funny Face (1927).
(low key female vocal; featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson and a trumpet solo by Glen Newton)

Pennsylvania 6-5000 by Carl Sigman and Jerry Gray (1940), transcribed by Jeff Hest, 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)

Quincy & the Count by Sammy Nestico (1967); named for the composer's French bulldogs, who were named after jazz greats Quincy Jones and Count Basie
(featuring a muted trumpet solo by Dan Theobald and a trombone solo by George Henly)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience.

This Can't Be Love by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1938), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the musical "The Boys from Syracuse"
(low key female vocal
; featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson and a vibraphone solo by Glen Newton)

It's a Wonderful World by Harold Adamson, Jan Savitt, and Johnny Watson (1939), arr. by Sammy Nestico; a big hit for Jan Savitt and His Top Hatters
(with solos by Mark Syman on flugelhorn and Ann Booth on piano)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience.

Straighten Up and Fly Right by Nat King Cole and Irving Mills (1944), arr. by Stephen Bulla; the King Cole Trio's most popular recording, based on a folk tale that Cole's father had used as a theme for one of his sermons.
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner, with a band vocal and instrumental solos by Ann Booth on piano and Jason Swalley on guitar)

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 by Keith Miner)


In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Jeff Tyzik; #2 on KLBB's All-Time Hits list and #5 (by 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 (left to right):

Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto and flute), 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 Scott Henry (bass trombone); Glen Newton played trombone while Keith sang Straighten Up and Fly Right
Rhythm (front to back): Glen Newton (vibraphone), Ann Booth (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar), Steve Levens (bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

About 50 people were in the audience, with nearly half saying that they were hearing us for the first time. Some of the repeat attendees had even printed out the song list!

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Friday, February 07, 2020.

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