Concert in the Frank Rog Amphitheatre, July 30, 2019, 7:00 - 8:20 p.m.

Southeast Corner of County Road C and Lexington Ave., Roseville, Minnesota 55113

Directed by Glen Newton
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Come early and get a sneak preview of the concert as the band does sound checks and reviews parts of songs!

Fascinating Rhythm by George & Ira Gershwin (1924), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Keith Miner, trombone)

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 Mark Syman and vocalist Kirk Lindberg)

Little Annie: Rhapsody on a Scottish Folk Tune by Len Yaeger (2019); world premiere performance!
(featuring the saxophone section, with solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax; Dan Theobald, trumpet; George Henly, trombone; Jim Foster, drums; Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; and Keith Miner, trombone)

Acknowledgment of composer Len Yaeger in the audience

It Had to Be You by Gus Kahn and Isham Jones (1924), arr. by Peter Blair
(featuring vocalist Kirk Lindberg, with a solo by Mike Holt, piano)

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 Mark Lee and a trombone solo by Michael Sweet)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Rosie the Riveter by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb (1942), arr. by Julie Zeidel, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalists Kirk Lindberg, Bob Nielsen and Glen Newton, with a trombone solo by George Henly and Mark Lee on the ratchet)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape

Malaguena by Ernesto Lecuona (1928), arr. by Larry Kerchner; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring an alto sax solo by Kay Foster and a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

Satin Doll by Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington and Johnny Mercer (1953), band arr. by Sammy Nestico, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; Johnny Mercer wrote the lyrics to Satin Doll after it was already a hit in its instrumental version. Ellington used Satin Doll as the closing number in most of his concerts.
(featuring vocalists Kirk Lindberg and Glen Newton, with solos by Mark Syman on flugelhorn, Dan Desmonds on tenor sax, and Mike Holt on piano)

I Left My Heart in San Francisco by George Cory and Douglass Cross (1962), arr. by Billy Byers; singer Tony Bennett (who, at age 92, performed in the Twin Cities last weekend) 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. First performance at a concert in the park.
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience and reminder that the audience can find us on the Internet at

Makin' Whoopie by Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson (1928), arr. by Dave Barduhn
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner)

Switch in Time by Sammy Nestico (1968)
(featuring solos by George Henly, trombone, and Mike Holt, piano)

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

Come Fly with Me by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn (1957), arr. by Jason Lingle
(featuring vocalist Kirk Lindberg, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson; arrangement in key of C)

Sing, Sing, Sing by Louis Prima (1936)
(featuring drummer Jim Foster, with solos by Glen Newton on trumpet, Keith Miner on scat vocal, and Mike Holt on piano)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto, soprano, and clarinet), 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)
Rhythm: Mike Holt (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar), Eric Laska (bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocal: Kirk Lindberg, Glen Newton, Keith Miner, and Bob Nielsen

The weather for the concert was ideal. We had over 100 people in the audience, from infants to a 93-year-old fan of big band music.

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Friday, June 18, 2021.

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