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The Bend in the River Big Band was formed in 1987 from Alumni of Gustavus Adolphus College under the direction of Dr. Mark Lammers. Our current line-up is:

SAXOPHONES: TRUMPETS: TROMBONES:
Paul Rippe - Alto/Soprano John Egnell
Becky Weiland - Alto/Flute/Clarinet Steve Truran John Zschunke
Chuck Linderkamp - Tenor/Soprano/Flute/Clarinet/Piccolo Mike Supple Mark Mohwinkel
Bruce Olson - Tenor/Flute/Clarinet Chris Sasik Alex Lindstrom
Ed Johnson - Baritone Philip Belin Keith Nelson
           
RHYTHM: David Miller - Piano Peter Karstad - Bass Ben Anderson - Drums
VOCALIST: Linnea Marrin
     
DIRECTOR: Bob Hallquist - Trumpet/Percussion

Click Here to contact Paul Rippe to book the band for your event.


Current Concert Schedule [top]

Sunday, December 21st, 2014 — 4:00-5:00 PM  
MALL OF AMERICA   Bloomington, MN  
Swingin' Hot Jazz Christmas Concert
Rotunda
 
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 — 7:00 PM  
Edina All-District Jazz Celebration   Edina, MN  
Joint Concert with Edina MS & HS Jazz Bands  
 

Current Song List[top]

Get the current Song List 



Recent Concert Schedule

Thursday, October 30th, 2014  WABASHA STREET CAVES - Saint Paul, MN

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014  CENTRAL PARK - Delano, MN
            Music in the Parks

Thursday, August 7th, 2014  CENTRAL PARK - Faribault, MN

Thursday, July 31st, 2014  LAKE HARRIET - Minneapolis, MN

Thursday, July 24th, 2014  HOPKINS DOWNTOWN PARK - Hopkins, MN
            Music in the Park

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014  COMO PARK PAVILION - Saint Paul, MN
            Music in the Parks

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014  CENTENNIAL LAKES - Edina, MN

Sunday, June 29th, 2014  U OF M LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM - Chanhassen, MN

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014  MINNETONKA AMPHITHEATRE - Minnetonka, MN
            Music in the Park

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014  NORMANDALE LAKE BANDSHELL - Minneapolis, MN

Sunday, June 8th, 2014  JAZZ ON THE PRAIRIE - Staring Lake Park, Eden Prairie, MN
            5 Bands from 2:00-8:00pm

Monday, May 12th, 2014  UNIVERSITY SHOWBOAT - Minneapolis, MN
            Private Party

Thursday, March 13th, 2014  APPLE VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL - Apple Valley, MN
            Joint Concert with Valley MS Jazz Bands

2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   2008   2007   2006   2005   2004   2003   2002   2001   2000   1999   1998  


The CDs[top]

2010

1. A Wonderful Day Like Today (2:36)
2. Too Close For Comfort (4:13)
3. Basically Blues (6:03)
4. Coconut Champagne (5:23)
5. Serenade In Blue (3:57)
6. Orange Colored Sky (2:32)
7. High Maintenance (6:50)
8. God Bless The Child (4:29)
      9. Don't Get Around Much Anymore (4:12)
10. Somewhere (3:21)
11. C-jam Blues ((Ala Mambo) (3:18)
12. I Left My Heart In San Francisco (2:49)
13. I'm Beginning To See The Light (2:22)
14. Hard Hearted Hannah (4:33)
15. Somewhere Out There (3:42)
16. Sam's Boogie (3:04)
SAXOPHONE: TRUMPET: TROMBONE:
Paul Rippe - Alto & Soprano John Egnell John Zschunke
Becky Weiland - Alto & Flute Steve Truran Alex Lindstrom
Chuck Linderkamp - Tenor, Soprano & Flute Mike Supple Mark Mohwinkel
Bruce Olson - Tenor Chris Sasik Keith Nelson
Ed Johnson - Baritone Phil Belin  
           
RHYTHM: David Miller - Piano Pete Karstad - Bass Ben Anderson - Drums
VOCALIST: Linnea Nelson Marrin
     
DIRECTOR: Bob Hallquist - Flugelhorn & Percussion


CD Cost: $15 + $5 Shipping
Contact Bruce Olson for purchase information.

2007

1. Ol' Man River 2:22
2. When You're Smiling 4:30
3. Till You Come Back To Me 3:22
4. Royal Garden Blues 4:48
5. Why Don't You Do Right 3:28
6. Count Bubba 5:18
7. Bad Habits 3:01
8. Stompin' At The Savoy 2:54
      9. Stardust 4:01
10. It Don't Mean A Thing 2:15
11. Sing, Sing, Sing 3:04
12. Someone To Watch Over Me 3:50
13. Chi Chi 2:18
14. When Sunny Gets Blue 4:17
15. As Long As I'm Singing 2:17
16. Nonola 4:45
SAXOPHONE: TRUMPET: TROMBONE:
Paul Rippe - Alto & Soprano John Egnell John Zschunke
Becky Weiland - Alto Steve Truran Mark Mohwinkel
Chuck Linderkamp - Tenor, Clarinet & Flute Mike Supple Alex Lindstrom
Bruce Olson - Tenor Chris Sasik Keith Nelson
Ed Johnson - Baritone Phil Belin  
           
RHYTHM: David Miller - Piano Pete Karstad - Bass Ben Anderson - Drums
VOCALIST: Laurie Rejzer
     
DIRECTOR: Bob Hallquist - Flugelhorn & Percussion


CD Cost: $10 + $5 Shipping
Contact Bruce Olson for purchase information.

1998

1. Funtime 2:57
2. Love is Here to Stay 4:22
3. Shiny Stockings 4:39
4. Unforgettable 4:07
5. The Stripper 2:38
6. When I Fall In Love 3:54
7. I Get The Blues When 2:59
8. Rocking Chair 3:52
      9. Fly Me To The Moon 2:22 
10. Skylark 3:49 
11. Cherry 3:09 
12. The Second Time Around 3:15 
13. Lover Man 5:01 
14. You Make Me Feel So Young 2:50 
15. Little Girl Blue 2:39 
16. Big Swing Face 4:58 
SAXOPHONES: TRUMPETS: TROMBONES:
Paul Rippe - Alto John Egnell Craig Pederson
Becky Weiland - Alto Steve Truran Sonja Langsjoen
Chuck Linderkamp - Tenor Mike Supple Mark Mohwinkel
Bruce Olson - Tenor Chris Sasik Byron Backus
Tom Barth - Baritone Phil Belin Keith Nelson
           
RHYTHM: David Miller - Piano Pete Karstad - Bass David Blanton - Drums
VOCALIST: Mary Lou Peterman
     
DIRECTOR: Dr. Mark "ML" Lammers


Cost: SOLD OUT

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