Directed by Glen Newton

Roseville Big Band Concert at Heritage Place,
May 28, 2019, 6:05 - 7:10 p.m.
563 Co. Rd. B W., Roseville, 55113 Band: Wear summer shirts and black slacks.
Pictures from the performance are here.

Dance to the Big Band Swing by Glen Newton (1999), arr. by Glen Newton; a Roseville Big Band original and its opening theme song
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with solos by drummer Jim Foster and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)
This selection is a bonus track on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

I Left My Heart in San Francisco by George Cory and Douglass Cross (1962), arr. by Billy Byers; singer Tony Bennett won two 1962 Grammy awards for his recording of this song: Best Solo Vocal Performance, Male, and Record of the Year. This gold-selling Top Ten hit stayed in the charts for almost three years.
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

All of Me by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks (1931) with additional lyrics by Keith Miner, 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, Ella Fitzgerald, and Willie Nelson.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Keith Miner, with solos by Bill Mask, guitar; and Glen Peterson, tenor sax, trading fours with trombonist George Henly)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

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 Lady is a Tramp by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe; 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 (with a demo of flugelhorn vs. trumpet) to the audience

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

America the Beautiful by Katherine Lee Bates (lyrics, 1893, revised in 1904 and 1913) and Samuel A. Ward (music, "Materna", 1882), arr. by Mike Tomaro; In 1893, at the age of thirty-three, Bates, an English professor at Wellesley College, had taken a train trip to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to teach a short summer school session at Colorado College. Several of the sights on her trip inspired her, and they found their way into her poem, including the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the "White City" with its promise of the future contained within its alabaster buildings; the wheat fields of America's heartland Kansas, through which her train was riding on July 16; and the majestic view of the Great Plains from high atop Zebulon's Pikes Peak. She originally wrote the words as a poem, Pikes Peak, first published in the Fourth of July edition of the church periodical The Congregationalist in 1895. At that time, the poem was titled America for publication. It was retitled "America the Beautiful" when published in 1910 with Ward's music.
(In celebration of Veteran's Day (last Sunday); featuring vocalists Karen Dunn, Keith Miner, and Glen Newton, with the audience singing on the last chorus.)

'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)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

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)

Someone to Watch Over Me by George and Ira Gershwin (1926), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the musical "Oh, Kay!"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

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

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Star Dust by Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish (1929), arr. by Dave Wolpe; #1 on KLBB's All-Time Hits list
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a flugelhorn solo by Mark Syman)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Pick Yourself Up by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern (1936), arr. by Sammy Nestico; introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the 1936 film Swing Time;" Nothing's impossible I have found, For when my chin is on the ground I pick myself up, dust myself off, start all over again."
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Mark Syman, trumpet)

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, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Michael Sweet, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone); Glen Newton played trombone while Keith sang "All of Me "
Rhythm (front to back): Glen Newton (vibraphone), Mike Holt (piano), Bill Mask (guitar), Eric Laska (bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

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Monday, June 03, 2019.


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