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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

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Current Concert Schedule [top]

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 — 7:00-8:30 PM  
APPLE VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL   Apple Valley, MN  
Joint Concert with Valley MS Jazz Bands  
 
Monday, May 12th, 2014 — 8:00 PM  
UNIVERSITY SHOWBOAT   Minneapolis, MN  
Private Party  
 
Sunday, June 8th, 2013 — 2:00-3:00 PM  
JAZZ ON THE PRAIRIE   Staring Lake Park, Eden Prairie, MN  
5 Bands from 2:00-8:00pm
 
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 — 7:00-8:30 PM  
NORMANDALE LAKE BANDSHELL   Minneapolis, MN  
 
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 — 7:00-8:30 PM  
MINNETONKA AMPHITHEATRE   Minnetonka, MN  
Music in the Park
 
Sunday, June 29th, 2014 — 1:00-2:30 PM  
U OF M LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM   Chanhassen, MN  
 
Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 — 7:00-8:30 PM  
CENTENNIAL LAKES   Edina, MN  
 
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 — 7:00-8:30 PM  
COMO PARK PAVILION   Saint Paul, MN  
Music in the Parks
 
Thursday, July 24th, 2014 — 7:00-8:30 PM  
HOPKINS DOWNTOWN PARK   Hopkins, MN  
Music in the Park
 
Thursday, July 31st, 2014 — 7:30-9:00 PM  
LAKE HARRIET   Minneapolis, MN  
Thursday, August 7th, 2014 — 7:00-8:30 PM  
CENTRAL PARK   Faribault, MN  
 
Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 — 7:00-8:30 PM  
CENTRAL PARK   Delano, MN  
Music in the Parks  
 
Thursday, October 30st, 2014 — 7:00-10:00 PM  
WABASHA STREET CAVES   Saint Paul, MN  
 

Current Song List[top]

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Recent Concert Schedule

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013  MALL OF AMERICA - Bloomington, MN

             Swingin' Hot Jazz Christmas Concert

Thursday, October 31st, 2013  WABASHA STREET CAVES - Saint Paul, MN

Thursday, August 8th, 2013  CENTRAL PARK - Faribault, MN

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013  MINNETONKA AMPHITHEATRE - Minnetonka, MN

            Music in the Park

Thursday, August 1st, 2013  LAKE HARRIET - Minneapolis, MN

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013  COMO PARK PAVILION - Saint Paul, MN

            Music in the Parks

Thursday, July 18th, 2013  RIVER’S EDGE PARK - Elk River, MN

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013  CITY PARK - Victoria, MN

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013  TOWN SQUARE PARK - Blaine, MN

Thursday, June 27th, 2013  HOPKINS DOWNTOWN PARK - Hopkins, MN

            Music in the Park

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013  CENTENNIAL LAKES - Edina, MN

Sunday, June 9th, 2013  JAZZ ON THE PRAIRIE - Staring Lake Park, Eden Prairie, MN

            5 Bands from 2:00-8:00pm

Thursday, May 30th, 2013  WABASHA STREET CAVES - Saint Paul, MN

Sunday, April 14th, 2013  EDINBOROUGH PARK - Edina, MN

Thursday, March 14th, 2013  APPLE VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL - Apple Valley, MN

            Joint Concert with Valley MS Jazz Bands

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013  SOUNDS OF SWING - Woodbury, MN

            East Ridge High School, 4200 Pioneer Drive Joint Concert with East Metro Symphony Orchestra

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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