Roseville Big Band Valentine's Day Concert at Chandler Place, February 14, 2023, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
3701 Chandler Dr NE, Saint Anthony, MN 55421
Band: Wear summer shirts and black slacks.

Pictures from the concert

Directed by Glen Newton

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)

Somebody Loves Me by B. G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, and Ballard McDonald (1924), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; featured in the Broadway revue 'George White's Scandals of 1924', later featured in five different films, including being sung by Doris Day in the 1951 film 'Lullaby of Broadway'
(featuring the Rosetones, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Introduction of the Rosetones to the audience.

Embraceable You by George and Ira Gershwin (1930), arr. by Dave Barduhn; the Gershwin brothers originally wrote the song in 1928 for an unpublished operatta named "East is West." It was eventually published in 1930 and included in the Broadway musical "Girl Crazy," where it was performed by Ginger Rogers in a song and dance routine choreographed by Fred Astaire.
(featuring alto saxophone soloist Dan Desmonds)

My Funny Valentine by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1937), arr. by Jerry Nowak; it was introduced in the 1937 Rodgers and Hart musical "Babes in Arms."
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a flugelhorn solo by Bob Nielsen and a trombone solo by Chris Gerhardson) Click here to watch a YouTube video of Karen singing "My Funny Valentine".

Introduction of the saxophone 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 John Seal, guitar (at E); George Henly, trombone (5 after E), and bassist Eric Laska)
Click here to watch a YouTube video of Keith singing "Still Love You"

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 George Henly and an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience.

Secret Love by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster (1953), arr. by Steve Wright; introduced by Doris Day in the 1953 film "Calamity Jane," winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song. The film, set in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, centers around a sharpshooter in the Wild Bill Hickok show, which viewers would recognize as patterned after real-life sharpshooter Annie Oakley in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
(featuring a trumpet solo by Glen Newton)

Love is Here to Stay by George and Ira Gershwin (1938), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; first performed by Kenny Baker in "The Goldwyn Follies" in 1938, a satire on Hollywood about a producer who hires a "simple girl" to be Miss Humanity and evaluate his films from the ordinary person's point of view. It became popular when sung by Gene Kelly to Leslie Caron in the film "American in Paris" in 1951, but some of our audience members will have first heard the song in the movie "When Harry Met Sally" (1989), sung by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.
(high key male version; featuring Bruce Stasch and the Rosetones, with a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience

All the Way by Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen (1957), arr. by Mike Lewis; introduced by Frank Sinatra in the 1957 Paramount Pictures film "The Joker is Wild"
(featuring the trombone section, with a tenor sax solo by Dan Carlson)

You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You by Russ Morgan, Larry Stock, and James Cavanaugh (1944), arr. by Dave Wolpe; a song introduced by Russ Morgan's big band as part of "Music in the Morgan Manner"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a piano solo by Grey Tison)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

The Glory of Love by Billy Hill (1936), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; Benny Goodman's 1936 recording was a #1 pop hit in 1936. After saying goodbye to his career as a violinist with the Boston Symphony, Hill turned to songwriting. His first big hit, in 1933, was "The Last Roundup", and his string of hits made him one of the most successful songwriters in Tin Pan Alley. "The Glory of Love" was his biggest hit, even bigger than "Have You Ever Been Lonely", whose lyrics he wrote under the pseudonym of George "Funky" Brown.
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet, with Dan Desmonds on alto sax)

Love is a Many-Splendored Thing by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster (1955), arr. by Jim Baker; from the 20th Century-Fox CinemaScope Production "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing"

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert (left to right):

Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Dan Desmonds (alto), Dan Carlson (tenor), and Sue Wells (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): George Henly, Keith Miner, Chris Gerhardson,and Linwood Mielke; Glen Newton played trombone while Keith sang "Still Love you "
Rhythm (front to back): Glen Newton (vibraphone), John Seal (guitar), Grey Tison (piano), Eric Laska (electric bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocalists: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Doliner, Bruce Stasch, and Glen Newton) and Keith Miner

About 45 Chandler residents and staff were in the audience.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

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