Roseville Big Band Mardi Gras Theme Concert at Chandler Place, February 13, 2018, 7:30 - 8:35 p.m.
3701 Chandler Dr NE, Saint Anthony, MN 55421
Band: Wear summer shirts and black slacks.

Pictures of the performance are on Facebook

Directed by Glen Newton

La Bamba traditional, adapted by Ritchie Valens (1958), arr. by John Berry
(featuring solos by Bill Frank on alto sax and Jim Foster on drums)

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)

Tequila by Chuck Rio (1958), arr. by John Berry
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax; Jason Swalley, tuba; Mark Syman, trumpet; and Jim Foster, drums)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience.

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 vocalists Karen Dunn and Keith Miner, with a trombone solo by George Henly, and Greg Michnay on trombone trading fours with Glen Peterson on tenor sax)

Birdland by Josef Zawinal (1976), arr. by Larry Kerchner; Weather Report's tribute to the Birdland nightclub in New York City.
(featuring solos by Eric Laska, electric bass, and Glen Peterson, tenor sax)

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)

New Orleans Jazz Portrait "When the Saints Go Marching In" and "Just a Closer Walk with Thee", arr. by Mike Vax and Bob Secor (1981)
(featuring a Dixieland quartet of clarinetist Dan Desmonds, trombonist Keith Miner, trumpeter Bob Nielsen and tubist Jason Swalley; with additional soloists Glen Newton on trumpet and Greg Michnay on trombone)

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 Mark Syman on trumpet and Glen Peterson on tenor sax, with Glen Newton on the telephone)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience and demonstration of flugelhorn vs. trumpet.

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 a soprano sax solo by Kay Foster)

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.

You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You by Russ Morgan, Larry Stock, and James Cavanaugh (1944), arr. by Dave Wolpe; a song introduced by Russ Morgan's big band as part of "Music in the Morgan Manner"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a piano solo by Mike Holt)

Woodchopper's Ball by Joe Bishop and Woody Herman (1939), arr. by Glenn Osser; Woody Herman's theme song
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, Bob Nielsen, and Dan Theobald, trumpets; Keith Miner and George Henly, trombones; Jason Swalley, guitar; Bill Frank, alto sax; Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; and Eric Laska, electric bass)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

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

Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto and soprano), 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): Greg Michnay, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Carl Meincke; Glen Newton played trombone while Keith sang "Straighten Up and Fly Right"
Rhythm (front to back): Glen Newton (vibraphone), Mike Holt (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar and tuba), Eric Laska (electric bass), and Jim Foster (drums); guest percussionist Steve, a resident of Chandler Place, on congas and tambourine
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

This page was last updated
Friday, June 18, 2021.

Home | About Us | Public Performances | Sit-in Nights | CDs | Meet the Band | Picture Gallery | FAQs | Songs | History | Contact Us | Search | Members' Corner