Roseville Big Band Concert at RosePointe Senior Living
September 24, 2019, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Directed by Glen Newton
Dance to the Big Band Swing by Glen Newton (1999), arr. by Glen Newton; the Roseville Big Band theme song!
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with solos by drummer Jim Foster and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)
Little Brown Jug traditional (1939), arr. by Bill Finegan; the Glenn Miller band's first hit swing tune!
(#9 in the book "Authentic Sounds of the Big Band Era"; featuring solos by Eric Laska, electric bass; Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Dan Theobald, trumpet)
Just in Time by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne (1956), arr. by Dave Wolpe; introduced by Judy Holliday and Sydney Chaplin in the musical "Bells Are Ringing"; Tony Bennett had a hit recording of the song late in 1956
(low key female vocal; featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)
Moonlight Serenade by Glenn Miller and Mitchell Parish (1939), trans. by Jeff Hest
(featuring clarinetist Kay Foster)
Introduction of the trombone section to the audience
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)
Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience
Still Love You by Keith Miner (2000), arr. by Glen Newton; Keith composed this song to honor his parents on their wedding anniversary.
(featuring composer-vocalist Keith Miner, with solos by Jason Swalley, guitar; and George Henly, trombone)
Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience, with a demo of the difference
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.
How High the Moon by Morgan Lewis and Nancy Hamilton (1940), arr. by Dave Wolpe; the earliest recorded hit version was by Benny Goodman & His Orchestra in 1941, but the best-known recording of the song is by Les Paul and Mary Ford, made on January 4, 1951.
(featuring the trombone section, with solos by Keith Miner, George Henly, and Michael Sweet)
(It Seems to Me I've) Heard That Song Before by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne (1942); a huge hit for trumpeter Harry James and vocalist Helen Forrest; sung by Frank Sinatra in the Republic motion picture "Youth on Parade"; charted at # 1 for 13 weeks in 1943.
(featuring trumpeter Mark Syman, with a vocal by Glen Newton)
Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience
American Patrol by Frank W. Meacham (1885), arr. by Jerry Gray; the Glenn Miller band's 1942 recording of this arrangement reached #15 on the Billboard magazine chart that year.
(featuring a solo by trumpeter Mark Lee)
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)
String of Pearls by Jerry Gray (1942), arr. by Johnny Warrington
(with solos by Kay Foster, alto sax; Glen Newton, trumpet; and Mike Holt, piano)
Roseville Big Band performers for this concert (left to right):
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):George Henly, Keith Miner, Michael Sweet, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone); Glen Newton played trombone while Keith sang "Still Love You "
Rhythm (front to back): Glen Newton (vibraphone), Mike Holt (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar), Eric Laska (bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner
Friday, June 18, 2021.
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