Directed by Glen Newton

Roseville Big Band Concert at Shaller Family Sholom Home East Campus,
November 21, 2023, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
730 Kay Avenue, Saint Paul 55102 Click here for directions and a map. Band: Wear summer shirts and black slacks.

Moten Swing by Buster and Benny Moten (1932), arr. by Sammy Nestico; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring solos by pianist Mike Holt, trumpeter Dan Theobald, and tenor saxophonist Len Yaeger)

Nice Work if You Can Get It by George and Ira Gershwin (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe; one of nine songs the Gershwin brothers wrote for the movie "A Damsel in Distress".
(featuring Karen Dunn and the Rosetones, and a tenor sax solo by Dan Carlson)

Introduction of the Rosetones to the audience.

John Henry, Brass-Driving Man by Glen Newton (1997), a modern update to the legend of John Henry, steel-driving man.
(featuring the Roseville Big Band trombone section)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience.

Sway by Pablo Beltrán Ruiz (1953), English lyrics by Norman Gimbel, arr. by Myles Collins
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn and vocalist-trumpeter Glen Newton)

Unforgettable by Irving Gordon (1951), arr. by Roger Holmes
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a trumpet solo by Mark Syman and a tenor sax solo by Len Yaeger)

Tequila by Chuck Rio (1958), arr. by John Berry
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone; Bill Frank, alto sax; George Henly, trombone; and Jim Foster, drums)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience.

Bye Bye Blues by Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown, and Chauncey Grey (1925), arr. by Marion Evans; as recorded in 1957 by Helen O'Connell, the featured vocalist with the Jimmy Dorsey band in the 1940's
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

The Lady is a Tramp by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the musical "Babes in Arms"
(featuring the Rosetones, with a scat vocal by Keith Miner)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience and demonstration of the difference.

Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree by Lew Brown, Charles Tobias, and Sam Stept (1942)
(featuring the Rosetones, with vocal solos by Bruce Stasch, Glen Newton, and Karen Dunn)

Don't Get Around Much Anymore by Bob Russell and Duke Ellington (1942), arr. by Roger Pemberton; the tune was originally called "Never No Lament" and was first recorded by Ellington in 1940 as a big-band instrumental. Russell's lyrics and the new title were added in 1942.
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner singing and scatting)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

You Made Me Love You by Joe McCarthy and James V. Monaco (1913), arr. by Eric Richards; the song that made Harry James' band #1 in the nation
(featuring solos by Mike Holt, piano, and Len Yaeger, tenor sax)

Somebody Loves Me by B. G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, and Ballard McDonald (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring the Rosetones, with Dan Carlson on tenor sax)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes (left to right): Len Yaeger (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
Trombones (left to right): George Henly, Keith Miner, Michael Sweet, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone); Glen Newton played trombone while Keith sang "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
Rhythm (front to back): Mike Holt (piano), John Seal (guitar), Eric Laska (bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocalists: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Dolinar, Bruce Stasch, and Glen Newton), and Keith Miner

The audience numbered 34 residents of Sholom Home East, a few employees, and two band spouses.The band began setting up at 5:25 and played 59-1/2 minutes, starting at 6:31. We used four microphones for the vocalists, and Glen held a microphone for the saxophone and trombone soloists.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023.

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