Roseville Big Band Concert at Prospect Park United Methodist Church, April 15, 2023, 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
22 Orlin Ave. SE, Minneapolis ~ a benefit concert for Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light
Band: Wear summer shirts and black slacks.

Directed by Glen Newton

Dance to the Big Band Swing composed and arranged by Glen Newton (1999); a Roseville Big Band original and its opening theme song
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet, 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.

Corner Pocket by Freddie Green (1955), arr. by Ernie Wilkins, trans. by Myles Collins; a classic from the Count Basie band, first popularized by Count Basie's recording for his 1957 album "April in Paris"; Freddie Green played rhythm guitar in the Basie band for nearly 50 years; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring solos by Mike Holt, piano; Dan Theobald and Mark Syman, trumpets; and Dan Carlson, tenor sax)

Summertime by George Gershwin, Du Bose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the opera "Porgy and Bess"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn and trumpeter Mark Syman)

Afternoon in Paris by John Lewis (1949), arr. by Len Yaeger; can you find quotes from songs with related titles in Len's arrangement? April in Paris, The Last Time I Saw Paris, and Afternoon of a Faun all make short appearances.
(featuring solos by Mike Holt, piano; Glen Newton, vibraphone; and Mark Syman, flugelhorn)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn 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 Kay Foster on alto sax)

Pennsylvania 6-5000 by Carl Sigman and Jerry Gray (1940), arr. by Jerry Gray, as played by Glenn Miller and his orchestra; help us by shouting out this famous telephone number!
(featuring solos by Dan Theobald on trumpet and Glen Peterson on tenor sax, with Glen Newton on the telephone and vocal)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience.

Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree by Lew Brown, Charles Tobias, and Sam Stept (1942); originally titled "Anywhere the Bluebird Goes", Stept's melody is an updated version of the 19th century English folk song, "Long, Long Ago"; with lyrics by Brown and Tobias, its debut was in the 1939 musical "Yokel Boy"; but after the US entered WWII in December 1941, they updated the lyrics, including the phrase "... till I come marching home."; recorded in February, 1942, by Glenn Miller with Tex Beneke and the Modernaires on the vocals, then featured in May, 1942, in the film "Private Buckaroo" performed by the Andrews Sisters with the Harry James orchestra; their version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2016. Kay Kyser's orchestra also had a hit recording, joining the Miller and Andrews Sisters versions to make it one of the few songs in history to have three different recordings on the radio hit parade at the same time.
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet, with vocal solos by Bruce Stasch, Glen Newton, and Karen Dunn)

In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Jeff Tyzik; #2 on KLBB's All-Time Hits list and #5 (Glenn Miller) on Billboard Magazine's 1955 list; this is the version you might have heard Doc Severinson play on the Tonight Show.
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax; Kay Foster on alto sax; trumpeters Mark Syman, Dan Theobald, and Glen Newton; and Jim Foster on drum set)


It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing by Duke Ellington (1932), arr. by Mike Carubia; Ellington's original 1932 recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008
(featuring the Rosetones, with a trumpet solo by Mark Lee)
This selection is a bonus track on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

You've Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman (1995), arr. by Mark Taylor; originally written as the theme song for the 1995 Disney·Pixar animated film Toy Story, it has since become the theme song for its sequels, Toy Story 2 (1999), Toy Story 3 (2010), and Toy Story 4 (2019). The song was nominated for both the 1996 Academy Award for Best Original Song and the 1995 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

You Make Me Feel So Young by Josef Myrow and Mack Gordon (1946), from the Warner Brothers musical "Three Little Girls in Blue", arr. by Roger Holmes
(featuring a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald)

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 vocalist Karen Dunn, with a trombone solo by George Henly, and tenor saxophonists Dan Carlson and Glen Peterson trading fours)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience.

Sophisticated Lady by Duke Ellington and Mitchell Parish (1933), arr. by Bob Mintzer; the sophisticated ladies Ellington refers to are three of his grade school teachers. In his words, "They taught all winter and toured Europe in the summer. To me that spelled sophistication."
(featuring tenor saxophonists Dan Carlson and Glen Peterson)

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.

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)

Show Me the Way to Go Home by Irving King (1952), arr. by Sammy Nestico; "Irving King" is a pen name of the English songwriting team James Campbell and Reginald Connelly.
(featuring solos by Dallas Petersen on trombone, Glen Peterson and Dan Carlson trading 4's on tenor sax, Mike Holt on piano, and Eric Laska on electric bass)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto and flute), 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
Trombones (left to right): George Henly, Dallas Petersen, Michael Sweet, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm (front to back): Glen Newton (vibraphone), Mike Holt (piano), John Seal (guitar), Eric Laska (electric bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocalists: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Doliner, Bruce Stasch, and Glen Newton)

The 36 audience members applauded enthusiastically and donated over $700 to support Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

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