In March, 1989, the Roseville Big Band flew to Acapulco, Mexico, for a week that included four performances led by director Paul Pizner.
|A young fan watches as Glen Newton solos on "Doc's Holiday" at the Ministry of Culture stage.|
|Glen Newton improvised a solo on "Killer Joe" at a plaza in Acapulco.|
At some of the concerts, trumpeters Glen Newton and John Curlee ran out into the audience to play improvised solos. Note that the boy in the foreground of the picture above has brought his own guiro to play along with the band while Glen stands on a fountain for his solo.
In addition to the concerts at the Ministry of Culture Stage and in the downtown plaza, the band played a third concert at the Copacabana Hotel and the fourth at a school in Acapulco.
Friday, February 07, 2020.
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