|Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas 1987! Four of the musicians in this Rosedale concert are still playing the same instruments in the band sixteen years later (and one other is still in the Roseville Big Band, but plays a different instrument). Click on the picture for the details.|
|Here's a photo of Kirk Lindberg recording "My Romance" that looks like it could have been taken in the 1930's when the song was first recorded.|
The Roseville Big Band inspired Gretchen Nielsen, daughter of trumpeter Bob Nielsen, to create these four jazz musicians and a musical note. We featured the note as part of the cover art for the Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape and included the quartet in the CD booklet as an illustration for "Woodchopper's Ball" .
Glen Newton's arrangement of Monster Mash includes brief musical quotes from "Phantom of the Opera", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "Witchcraft", "In the Mood" (in both major and minor keys), "Alley Cat", "Rock Around the Clock", "Yakety Baritone Sax" and "Transylvania 6-5000". Glen's vocal as the scientist (shown here) is a prime example of a neglected genre, big band rap.
|Occasionally the band hires clinicians to work on inproving our musicianship. Steve Wright and Jim tenBensel were clinicians in the 1990's. In October and November, 2001, Herminio Diaz worked with the band to improve our understanding of Latin rhythms, instruments, and dance styles.|
Friday, February 07, 2020.
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