Come dance and listen to the greatest hits of the Jazz Swing Era at our first public performance of 2021 at Albuquerque’s Old Town Plaza. The band will be bursting forth from the Old Town band stand during the 4th of July celebration from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. We are excited to be playing for the public and our fans once again.
TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED Westside Sound Big Band performs at the Piano Source‘s performance and dance space, the SECOND Wednesday of every month from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The venue is smoke and alcohol-free; and there is no charge.
Snacks are available, compliments of Piano Source, making for an great evening. Just sit back and take in the sounds of a big band playing some of the greatest swing music ever written.
The Piano Source is located at 1130 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. For information on these events, please call the Piano Source at 505-888-0747.
What song skyrocketed Artie Shaw and his big band to fame and popularity? Why “Begin the Beguine” of course. Here is our tribute to this Swing Era great.
Can you believe it? Our YouTube audience’s all time favorite Westside Sound video is a polka video, “Polka Madness.” So here it is again in a re-edited and re-energized form. So let it pump you up – if you like.
Judy Garland made this song famous – “You Made Me Love You.” This re-edited edition also includes two other highlights:
- The lively “The Opener,”
- and Sammy Nestico’s “Groovin’ Easy.”
One of our most popular video, refreshed, and re-edited. Video has four highlights from our performances, including:
* Jazz standard “Birdland,”
* Glenn Miller’s “St. Louis Blues March,”
* Latin flavored “Temptation,”
* and Harry James’ “Two O’Clock Jump.”
With our best wishes for a great holiday season, Westside Sound just released a video of the classic 1934 hit “Winter Wonderland.”
We are an exciting swing Big Band that performs classic dance-band favorites made famous by such great groups as Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, as well as 50s rock ‘n roll. We play for public events, wedding receptions, dinners, church functions, charity benefits and senior facilities. Continue reading
You can still get a taste of what classic big band tunes sound like, by checking out this video.
Check out these highlights at Piano Source‘s performance space – “Pennsylvania Polka,” and the “Beer Barrel Polka.”
Once a year, the Wild West rides again here in Albuquerque. This is from our Western Night celebration in our rendition of Hank William’s country classic “Your Cheatin’ Heart.” ENJOY.