Roseville Big Band Concert at Woodbury Central Park Amphitheatre, Sunday, March 3, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN, 55125 Band: Wear summer shirts and black slacks.
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Directed by Glen Newton

I Can't Stop Loving You by Don Gibson (1958), arr. by Dave Wolpe; one of Ray Charles' greatest hits
(featuring a solo by trombonist Keith Miner)

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 American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Pennsylvania 6-5000 by Carl Sigman and Jerry Gray (1940), trans. 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 and vocal)

Satin Doll by Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, and Johnny Mercer (1958), arr. by Sammy Nestico; one of the Duke Ellington classics, played often by Count Basie's band.
(featuring solos by Mike Holt, piano; Mark Syman, flugelhorn; and Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; with vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience and demonstration of the difference between trumpet and flugelhorn.

Misty by Erroll Garner (1954), arr. by Johnny Warrington; originally composed as an instrumental, the tune later had lyrics added by Johnny Burke and has been recorded by Johnny Mathis and numerous other artists.
(featuring alto sax soloist Bill Frank, with a trumpet solo by Bob Nielsen and a trombone solo by Brian Tempas)

My Funny Valentine by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1937), arr. by Jerry Nowak; it was introduced in the 1937 Rodgers and Hart musical "Babes in Arms."
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a flugelhorn solo by Bob Nielsen and a trombone solo by Michael Sweet) Click here to watch a YouTube video of Karen singing "My Funny Valentine".

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience.

Don't Get Around Much Anymore by Bob Russell and Duke Ellington (1942), arr. by Roger Pemberton; the tune was originally called "Never No Lament" and was first recorded by Ellington in 1940 as a big-band instrumental. Russell's lyrics and the new title were added in 1942.
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner singing and scatting)

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.

Chattanooga Choo-Choo, by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren (1941), arr. by Dave Wolpe; It was originally recorded as a big band/swing tune by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra and featured in the 1941 movie Sun Valley Serenade. It was the first song to receive a gold record, presented by RCA Victor in 1942, for sales of 1.2 million copies. The Glenn Miller recording became the #1 song across the United States on December 7, 1941, and remained at #1 for nine weeks on the Billboard Best Sellers chart.
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson and a drum solo by Jim Foster)

I Get a Kick Out of You by Cole Porter (1934) arr. by Dave Wolpe; composed for the 1934 show "Anything Goes"; for the 1936 movie version, the original reference to cocaine, which violated the Hollywood Production Code of 1934, was replaced with "the perfume in Spain"; for today's performance, we're using the alternate "be-bop" lyrics from arranger Dave Wolpe.
(female vocal version; featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience.

Waltzing Matilda lyrics by A. B. "Banjo" Paterson (1895) and Marie Cowan (1903), tune based loosely on "The Bonnie Woods of Craigielee," a Scottish tune from ca. 1820; arr. by C. Lloyd; this version is not a waltz at all - Matilda can swing to this one!
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, cornet, and Mark Lee, trumpet. The original plan was for Kay Foster to play the first solo on alto sax, but a pad fell off her sax in the middle of the concert and she wasn't able to get it back on firmly, so Glen filled in.)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

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): Michael Sweet, Keith Miner, Brian Tempas, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone); Glen Newton played trombone while Keith sang "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
Rhythm (front to back): Mike Holt (piano), Eric Laska (electric bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton and Keith Miner

About 60 live audience members watched and heard the concert.

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