Glen overdubbed his solo on "Georgia on My Mind" in one take.
|Glen played a solo on "Show Me the Way to Go Home" at the September 18, 2004, Commemorative Air Force Bomber's Moon Ball.|
|Role in Roseville Big Band:||
Lead tenor sax; Glen also doubles on soprano sax.
1991 (also 1986)
Glen also plays tenor and alto saxes in 7 Cats Swing, a group that also includes Roseville Big Band members Dave Tuenge and Mike Wobig. He also subs in the BBB Jazz Orchestra.
You might also remember Glen as the tenor sax player with The Townsmen in the early 80's, performing mostly on the east side of St. Paul at North End Improvement, the Gladstone House, Ford Hall, Moose Hall, and the Polish-American Hall.
A 1995 article in the newspaper Eagan THISWEEK said this about Glen and the Roseville Big Band:
Among the outstanding musicians is Glen Peterson, also of Eagan. The two
Glens met while playing with the Inver Hills Community College concert band
in 1985. Newton asked Peterson, a saxophone player, to fill in with the Roseville
band, which Peterson did for about four months. Peterson chose then to be a
substitute musician because his wife had had a baby, but he became a Roseville
Big Band regular four years ago.
Peterson said the band is a "laid-back, fun group of people to play with. Yet the skill level, it's up there."
"We don't have to pay to be in the band, but we do have to listen to Glen's jokes," Peterson said with a smile.
Also challenging are some of the group's venues. As Peterson pointed out, playing in local parks can be rather interesting when the weather turns ugly. With the band's electrical equipment all around, camera flashes can often look like lightning strikes when the weather is bad.
"It adds to the excitement," Peterson said.
|||excerpted from "In the swing of things: Local musicians share their time and talent in Twin Cities band" by Brenda Haugen, Eagan THISWEEK Volume 16, No. 17 (June 25, 1995), pp. 1A and 11A.|
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