Directed by Glen Newton

Concert at Como Park
July 2, 2019, 7:00-8:25 p.m.

Band: Wear tan slacks or shorts and the new summer shirts.
Here are Ron Rasmussen's pictures from the concert.

Dance to the Big Band Swing composed and arranged by Glen Newton (1999); a Roseville Big Band original and its opening theme song
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn, Kirk Lindberg, 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.

Malaguena by Ernesto Lecuona (1928), arr. by Bill Holman
(featuring solos by trombonist Keith Miner and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)

Introduction of the horn section to the audience

Bedtime Look by Keith Miner (1998), arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner)
This selection is a bonus track on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

I've Got You Under My Skin by Cole Porter (1936), arr. by Art Wiggins
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson and a guitar solo by Jason Swalley)

Bobtail Bob by Glen Newton (2019); a tribute to the award-winning Kurilian Bobtail Longhair cat, Bobtail Bob
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, trumpet; George Henly, trombone; Bill Frank, flute; and Jason Swalley, guitar)

That Warm Feeling by Sammy Nestico (1968)
(featuring a piano solo by Mike Holt)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

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)

I Can't Get Started by Ira Gershwin and Vernon Duke (1935), transcribed anonymously from the Bunny Berigan recording; #9 on Billboard Magazine's 1955 all-time popular music standards list
(featuring trumpeter Keith Thompson and vocalist Kirk Lindberg)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience, with a demonstration of the difference between trumpet and flugelhorn

Funky Cha-Cha by Arturo Sandoval (1997), arr. by Richard Eddy and Arturo Sandoval
(featuring solos by trumpeters Mark Syman and Keith Thompson and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)

And the Angels Sing by Johnny Mercer and Ziggy Elman (1939), arr. by Dave Wolpe; Ziggy Elman's big hit. which rocketed vocalist Martha Tilton to stardom, made even more famous by Harry James' performance of the song in the moion picture "The Benny Goodman Story"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn and trumpeter Keith Thompson)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

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 saxophone section to the audience, with brief demonstration of the bass sax range

Kansas City by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller (1952), arr. by Bob Lowden
(featuring solos by Keith Thompson, trumpet; Len Yaeger, bass sax; Jason Swalley, guitar; and Jim Foster, drum set)

Cry Me a River by Arthur Hamilton (1953), arr. by Victor Lopez
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Show Me the Way to Go Home by Irving King (1952), arr. by Sammy Nestico; the Roseville Big Band closing theme song! "Irving King" is the pseudonym of the English songwriting team James Campbell and Reginald Connelly.
(featuring solos by Mike Holt on piano, Glen Peterson on tenor sax, and Eric Laska on electric bass)

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), Bill Pearson (baritone), and Len Yaeger (bass).
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Keith Thompson, Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
French horns: Jeff Ohlmann, Gerry Abraham, Mary Brindle, and Bob Olsen
Trombones (left to right): George Henly, Keith Miner, Michael Sweet and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone); Glen Newton played trombone while Keith sang "Bedtime Look"
Rhythm: Mike Holt (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar; tuba on "Malaguena"), Eric Laska (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Kirk Lindberg, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

About 260 people attended the concert. Around 30 danced while we played.

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