Roseville Big Band Concert at Edinborough Park
Led by Karen Dunn
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 The Rosetones vocal duo, 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.
Song of the Volga Boatmen traditional Russian song, arr. by Bill Finegan; the Glenn Miller band's recording of this arrangement was the #1 song on the U. S. charts in 1941.
(featuring a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald and an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy by Don Raye and Hughie Prince (1940), arr. by Glen Newton; a major hit recording in 1941 for the Twin Cities' own Andrews Sisters (alto LaVerne, soprano Maxene, and lead Patty), the most popular female vocal group of the first half of the 20th century, who were inducted into the Minnesota Rock/Country Hall of Fame in May 2006.
(featured as the Andrews Sisters: Karen (Patty) and Diane (LaVerne); and the RBB trumpet section)
Introduction of the vocalists to the audience
Funky Cha-Cha by Arturo Sandoval (1997), arr. by Richard Eddy and Arturo Sandoval
(featuring solos by trumpeter Steve Hogenson and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)
Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience
Someone to Watch Over Me by George and Ira Gershwin (1926), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; this slow version has endured as a standard of the jazz and pop repertoire, in contrast with the Gershwin Brothers' up-tempo original treatment in the musical "Oh, Kay".
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)
Introduction of the trombone section to the audience
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm by Irving Berlin (1937), arr. by Lloyd Vernon " Skip" Martin; introduced in the musical film "On the Avenue" by Dick Powell and Alice Faye; the theme song of Les Brown and His Band of Renown
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax; John Seal, guitar; and Dan Theobald, trumpet)
Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience
Brown Wore Black composed and arranged by Glen Newton (2003); dedicated to the volunteers of CTV15, Community Television for the Northern Suburbs
(featuring solos by Greg Michnay (1st time at C); Dan Theobald, trumpet (2nd time at C); and Steve Hogenson, trumpet (at G))
Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience
Bei Mir Bist du Schoen (in F Minor) by Sholom Secunda and Sammy Cahn (1932), arr. by Glen Newton; the Andrews Sisters had their first major success with “Bei Mir” which held Billboard's No. 1 slot for five weeks. This achievement established the girls as successful recording artists and they became celebrities.
(featuring the Rosetones, with a trombone solo by Chris Gerhardson and an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)
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; Steve Hogenson, flugelhorn; and Dan Carlson, tenor sax; with the Rosetones)
All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II (1939), arr. by Mark Taylor; introduced in the 1939 musical "Very Warm for May", a musical about Long Island society girl May Graham fleeing threatening gangsters and hiding out with an avant garde summer stock troup in Connecticut. The show suffered from competition with George White's Scandals and comparison with Babes in Arms, which had been a hit in New York the previous year.
(featuring alto sax soloist Kay Foster and trumpet soloist Steve Hogenson)
Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder (1976), arr. by Michael Philip Mossman; a tribute to jazz giant Duke Ellington, who had died in 1974, and other stars of the big band era, this track from his album "Songs in the Key of Life" reached #1 on the pop and R&B charts. At age 13, Steveland Hardaway Morris, "Little Stevie Wonder" became the youngest artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson, and drummer Jim Foster [cut from 59 (after beat 1) to 71 (after beat 1)])
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. We would like to dedicate this song to John and Joan Petroff. John and Joan were residents of Edinborough and both passed away earlier this year. John played Flute and was a member of the Midwest Flute Association and you may have heard Joan play her cello at one of the concerts performed on this stage.
(featuring solos by Mike Holt on piano, Glen Peterson and Dan Carlson on tenor saxes, and Eric Laska on electric bass)
Roseville Big Band performers for this concert (left to right):
Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto), Dan Carlson (tenor), and Dan Desmonds (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Steve Hogenson, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Chris Gerhardson, Greg Michnay, Jack Kennedy, and Linwood Mielke (bass trombone)
Rhythm (front to back): Mike Holt (piano), John Seal (guitar), Eric Laska (bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocalists: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn and Diane Dolinar)
About 50 people were in the audience.
Friday, October 14, 2022.
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