Roseville Big Band Concert at Roseville Lutheran Church
1215 Roselawn Ave W, Roseville, MN 55113
October 25, 2022, 7:00 - 8:25 p.m.

Band: Wear summer shirts and black slacks.

Led by Glen Newton

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 flugelhorn soloist Mark Syman)

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 vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with a trombone solo by George Henly and an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)

Introduction of the vocalists to the audience

They Didn't Believe Me by Jerome Kern and Herbert Reynolds (1914), arr. by Dave Wolpe; this song was added to the British musical hit, "The Girl from Utah," a two-act musical comedy about an American girl who runs away to London to avoid becoming a wealthy Mormon's newest wife. Her suitor follows her to England, but she is rescued from a bigamous marriage by a handsome actor. When it came to New York, extra high-quality music was needed for the first half since New York audiences typically arrived for the first curtain and left at intermission if the first act wasn't up to snuff, the opposite of British audiences, who often didn't show up until intermission! "They Didn't Believe Me" was more popular than anything in the original score and made Jerome Kern the hottest new composer on Broadway.

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 trombone 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 George Henly, trombone (1st time at C); Dan Theobald, trumpet (2nd time at C); and Glen Newton, trumpet (at G))

Longer by Dan Fogelberg (1979), arr. by Jerry Nowak
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

All of Me by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks (1931), 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 and Willie Nelson.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Keith Miner, with a trombone solo by Glen Newton, and tenor saxophonists Glen Peterson and Dan Carlson trading fours)

It's a Wonderful World by Harold Adamson, Jan Savitt, and Johnny Watson (1939), arr. by Sammy Nestico; a big hit for Jan Savitt and His Top Hatters
(with solos by Mark Syman on flugelhorn and Mike Holt on piano)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

'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 Dan Theobald)

Mack the Knife by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht (1928), English words by Marc Blitstein, arr. by Dave Wolpe; from The Threepenny Opera.
(male vocal; featuring vocalist Keith Miner, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

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)

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", it 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. At age 10, Tatum was the youngest Supporting Actress Oscar winnerinhe history of the awards.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

This Masquerade by Leon Russell (1972), arr. by Rick Stitzel; George Benson's 1976 recording won a Grammy for Record of the Year and was nominated for Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male. Our version is influenced by Russell, Benson, and the Carpenters' 1973 recording.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Monster Big Band Mash by Bobby "Boris" Pickett (1962), arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring Glen Newton as the scientist/rapper, Jim Foster as Igor, and Dan Desmonds as the baritone sax soloist)

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 Newton on trumpet trading 4's with Glen Peterson on tenor sax, 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, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen; Glen Newton played 5th trumpet on "All the Things You Are"
Trombones (left to right): George Henly, Keith Miner, Michael Sweet, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone); Glen Newton played trombone while Keith sang "Mack the Knife" and "All of Me"
Rhythm (front to back): Mike Holt (piano), John Seal (guitar), Eric Laska (bass), and Rufino Ochoada (drums)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

31 people were in the audience.

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