Roseville Big Band Concert at Langton Place, October 31, 2017, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
1910 W. County Road D, Roseville, MN 55112
Band: Wear summer shirts and black slacks.

Directed by Glen Newton

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

Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer (1944), arr. by Rob Berry; sung by Bing Crosby in the Paramount Pictures motion picture "Here Come the Waves."
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn and trumpet soloist Glen Newton, with a piano solo by Mike Holt)

Still Love You by Keith Miner (2000), arr. by Glen Newton; Keith composed this song to honor his parents on their wedding anniversary.
(featuring composer-vocalist Keith Miner, with solos by Jason Swalley, guitar; and Glen Newton, trombone)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience.

Satin Doll by Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington and Johnny Mercer (1952), band arr. by Sammy Nestico, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with solos by Jeff Olsen on flugelhorn, Dan Desmonds on tenor sax, and Mike Holt on piano)

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 Greg Michnay)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience.

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)

Old Devil Moon by E. Y. Harburg and Burton Lane (1946), arr. by Dave Wolpe; originally written for the 1947 musical "Finian's Rainbow."
(featuring a trumpet solo by Jeff Olsen)

Monster Big Band Mash by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and Leonard Capizzi (1962), arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring Glen Newton as the Mad Scientist/Rapper and Jim Foster as Igor the assistant; with Bill Pearson on the baritone sax)

Just in Time by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne (1956), arr. by Dave Wolpe; introduced by Judy Holliday and Sydney Chaplin in the musical "Bells Are Ringing"; Tony Bennett had a hit recording of the song late in 1956
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)

Introduction of the trumpet 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 audience sing-along, and instrumental solos by Mike Holt on piano and Jason Swalley on guitar)

Introduction of the rhythm 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).
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald and a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

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)

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

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): Greg Michnay, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Scott Swenson; Glen Newton played trombone while Keith sang "Still Love You" and "Straighten Up and Fly Right"
Rhythm (front to back): Glen Newton (vibraphone), Mike Holt (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar), Eric Laska (bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

15 residents and a few visitors were in the audience.

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