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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:
John Engebretson - Alto/Soprano
Becky Weiland - Alto/Flute/Clarinet John Egnell Caleb Likely
Chuck Linderkamp - Tenor/Soprano/Flute/Clarinet/Piccolo Mike Supple Mark Mohwinkle
Bruce Olson - Tenor/Flute/Clarinet Chris Sasik Alex Lindstrom
Ed Johnson - Baritone Philip Belin Cory Lau
           
RHYTHM: David Miller - Piano   Mike Johander - Bass Ben Anderson - Drums
VOCALIST: Linnea Marrin
     
DIRECTOR: Steve Truran - Trumpet/Flugelhorn

Click Here to contact Chuck Linderkamp to book the band for your event.


Current Concert Schedule
Monday, February 13th, 2023 — 7:00-10:00 PM  
WABASHA STREET CAVES   Saint Paul, MN  
 
Thursday, April 20th, 2023 — 7:00-10:00 PM  
WABASHA STREET CAVES   Saint Paul, MN  
 
Sunday, June 11th, 2023 —  
JAZZ ON THE PRAIRIE   Staring Lake Park, Eden Prairie, MN  
7 Bands from 12:00-8:00pm  
 
Thursday, June 15th, 2023 — 7:00-10:00 PM  
WABASHA STREET CAVES   Saint Paul, MN  
 
Thursday, June 22nd, 2023 — 7:00-8:30 PM  
CENTRAL PARK   Faribault, MN  
 
Saturday, July 29th, 2023 — 8:30-10:00 PM  
VINTAGE BAND FESTIVAL   Northfield, MN  
Bridge Square Main Stage  
 
Thursday, August 3rd, 2023 — 6:00-7:30 PM  
U OF M LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM   Chanhassen, MN  
 
Wednesday, August 9th, 2023 — 7:30-9:00 PM  
LAKE HARRIET   Minneapolis, MN  
 
Thursday, August 17th, 2023 — 7:00-10:00 PM  
WABASHA STREET CAVES   Saint Paul, MN  
 
Thursday, October 19th, 2023 — 7:00-10:00 PM  
WABASHA STREET CAVES   Saint Paul, MN  
 
Thursday, December 21st, 2023 — 7:00-10:00 PM  
WABASHA STREET CAVES   Saint Paul, MN  
 

Current Song List[top]

Get the current Song List 

Historic Concert Schedule

Sunday, December 18th, 2022  U OF M LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM - Chanhassen, MN

Thursday, December 15th, 2022  WABASHA STREET CAVES - Saint Paul, MN

Sunday, December 11th, 2022  MALL OF AMERICA - Bloomington, MN
            Swingin' Hot Jazz Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 4th, 2022  EDINBOROUGH PARK - Edina, MN

Thursday, October 20th, 2022  WABASHA STREET CAVES - Saint Paul, MN

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022  COMO PARK PAVILION - Saint Paul, MN
            Music in the Parks

Thursday, August 18th, 2022  WABASHA STREET CAVES - Saint Paul, MN

Thursday, July 28th, 2022  U OF M LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM - Chanhassen, MN

Tuesday, July 19th, 2022  NORTH HENNEPIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Brooklyn Park, MN

Thursday, July 14th, 2022  CENTRAL PARK - Faribault, MN

Friday, June 24th, 2022  WABASHA STREET CAVES - Saint Paul, MN

Thursday, June 16th, 2022  WABASHA STREET CAVES - Saint Paul, MN

Sunday, June 12th, 2022  JAZZ ON THE PRAIRIE - Staring Lake Park, Eden Prairie, MN
            7 Bands from 12:00-8:00pm

Friday, June 10th, 2022  HISTORIC FT SNELLING AMPHITHEATER - St Paul, MN

2022   2021   2020   2019   2018   2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   2008   2007   2006   2005   2004   2003   2002   2001   2000   1999   1998  


The CDs[top]

2018

 

1. Keepin' Track Of The Time (4:39)
2. I've Got The World On A String (2:34)
3. Lullaby Of Birdland (4:49)
4. Mambo From "West Side Story" (3:25)
5. You Took Advantage Of Me (2:35)
6. And All That Jazz (2:32)
7. My Foolish Heart (4:47)
8. Cheek To Cheek (2:58)
      9. Samba Del Gringo (5:39)
10. Come Rain Or Come Shine (3:15)
11. In A Mellow Tone (6:14)
12. Jumpin' East Of Java (2:46)
13. Jersey Bounce (4:00)
14. I Get A Kick Out Of You (3:55)
15. Summertime (4:51)
SAXOPHONE: TRUMPET & FLUGELHORN: TROMBONE:
Paul Rippe - Alto & Soprano John Egnell John Zschunke
Becky Weiland - Alto & Flute Steve Truran Alex Lindstrom
Chuck Linderkamp - Tenor Mike Supple Mark Mohwinkel
Bruce Olson - Tenor Chris Sasik Keith Nelson
Ed Johnson - Baritone Phil Belin  
  Warren Weise - Baritone & Big Ears        
RHYTHM: David Miller - Piano Phil Olson - Guitar Pete Karstad - Bass Ben Anderson - Drums
VOCALIST: Linnea Nelson Marrin
     
DIRECTOR: Bob Hallquist - Flugelhorn


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

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


Cost: SOLD OUT

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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