Concert in the Frank Rog Amphitheatre, June 27, 2017, 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!

Woodchopper's Ball by Joe Bishop and Woody Herman (1939), arr. by Glenn Osser; Woody Herman's theme song
(featuring solos by Glen Newton and Bob Nielsen, trumpets; Bill Frank, alto sax; Jeff Olsen, trumpet; Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone; Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; and Steve Levens, electric bass)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter by Joe Young and Fred E. Ahlert (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with soprano sax soloist Kay Foster )

Switch in Time composed and arranged by Sammy Nestico (1968)
(featuring solos by George Henly, trombone, and Ann Booth, piano)

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)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience

One More for Johnny by Dean Sorenson (2015); commissioned by the Princeton High School Jazz Ensemble in memory of Mr. Johnny Williams, the long time band director of the school; Johnny loved the Count Basie Orchestra, and they wanted a piece in that style; first performance by the Roseville Big Band at a concert in the park.
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, trumpet, Ann Booth, piano, and Jim Foster, drums)

All of Me by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks (1931), arr. by Lennie Niehaus
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn, with a trombone solo by George Henly; a new verse by vocalist Keith Miner; and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson and tenor horn player Glen Newton trading fours)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

Hey, Jealous Lover by Kay Twomey, Bee Walker, and Sammy Cahn (1956), arr. by Billy Byers, ed. by Bob Curnow; originally recorded by the Count Basie orchestra on the album "Frankly Basie: Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank Sinatra"; first performance by the Roseville Big Band at a concert in the park.
(featuring solos by Ann Booth, piano; Jeff Olsen, trumpet; and Glen Petersen, tenor sax)

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)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

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

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)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

El Sol Tambien se Pone by Ludar Felsenstein (1991), arr. by Roger Holmes
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by Jason Swalley, guitar; Keith Miner, trombone; and Bill Frank, flute)

Work Song by Nat Adderly (1960), arr. by Erik Morales; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring solos by Kay Foster, alto sax, Dan Theobald, trumpet, and Bill Pearson, baritone sax)

I Get a Kick Out of You by Cole Porter (1934) arr. by Dave Wolpe; composed for the 1934 show "Anything Goes"
(female vocal version; featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank; )

St. Louis Blues March by W. C. Handy (1911), arr. by Jerry Gray
(featuring solos by Jim Foster, drums, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Kay Foster, alto sax)

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, Jeff Olsen, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): George Henly, Keith Miner, Eric Barnes, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
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

This concert will be broadcast live and videorecorded by producer John Rusterholz and other public access television volunteers for broadcast on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs in the nine-city area served by the North Suburban Cable Commission.

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