MONTHLY BIG BAND PERFORMANCE & PARTY – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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The Westside Sound Big Band performs at the Piano Source‘s performance and dance space, the first 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 enjoyable evening of listening and dancing.  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.

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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

Tribute to Artie Shaw Released

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.  Click link to see latest video.

Want to watch all our music videos on your phone, tablet, or computer? Check out our YouTube channel by clicking here: Westside Sound Big Band.  Or on your TV, type the words “westside-sound” into the query line on YouTube.

“Polka Madness” Re-energized

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.

Want to watch all our music videos on your phone, tablet, or computer? Check out our YouTube channel by clicking here: Westside Sound Big Band.  Or on your TV, type the words “westside-sound” into the query line on YouTube.

Next Performance at Piano Source will be a BLAST

Don’t forget our next performance and party on Wednesday, August 3rd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Piano Source. This will be a traditional Big Band Jazz night, as well as great food.

The Piano Source is located at 1130 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. For information on these events, please check our website front page for directions, or call the Piano Source at 505-888-0747. The venue is smoke and alcohol-free; and there is no charge.

 

“Armed Forces Salute” Video Released

Once again – we celebrated Independence Day at the Piano Source in Albuquerque. Westside Sound Big Band has just re-released a video of our performance of “Armed Forces Salute.” This salute honors our armed forces and veterans, and includes hymns for the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. We hope you enjoy it – as much as we enjoyed making it.

Have the ability to watch YouTube on your TV? Access this video and our other videos directly from our YouTube channel “Westside Sound Big Band of Albuquerque.”

“You Made Me Love You” – Judy Garland’s favorite song released

One of your favorite Westside Sound videos features a song made famous by Judy Garland – “You Made Me Love You.”  This re-edited edition also includes two other highlights:

  • The lively “The Opener,”
  • and Sammy Nestico’s “Groovin’ Easy.”

Want to watch all our videos on your phone, tablet, or computer? Check out our YouTube channel by clicking here: Westside Sound Big Band.  Or on your TV, type the words “westside-sound” into the query line on YouTube.

Come Celebrate Our Nation’s Independence With Us

Don’t forget our next performance and Independence Day party on Wednesday, July 6th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Piano Source.  Come for great big band music and delicious food.

The Piano Source is located at 1130 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. For information on these events, please check our website’s front page for directions, or call the Piano Source at 505-888-0747. The venue is smoke and alcohol-free; and there is no charge.

“Drums Must Never Stop” Video Re-released

We have re-edited one of our most popular videos – “Drums Must Never Stop.”  This video highlights the unusual comic and musical talents of our bass player, James Whiton. Take it away – James.

Don’t Forget Our Memorial Day Concert In ABQ’s Old Town Plaza

Westside Sound Big Band will be performing in the Historic Old Town Plaza gazebo on Memorial Day, May 30th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. The Cultural Services Depart of the City of Albuquerque has asked Westside Sound to give a Memorial Day concert in Albuquerque’s Historic Old Town Plaza.

So come on down, bring a lawn chair, have some fun and great food. The show is free. For more information, check out the city’s website here. Also check the front page of our website for a map and directions.

Band to Perform on Memorial Day In ABQ’s Old Town Plaza

That’s right – You Heard It Right – The Big Band Sound is Coming to Old Town

Westside Sound Big Band will be performing in the Historic Old Town Plaza gazebo on  Memorial Day, May 30th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.  The Cultural Services Depart of the City of Albuquerque has asked Westside Sound to give a Memorial Day concert in Albuquerque’s Historic Old Town Plaza.

Old town gazabo - brightened

So come on down, bring a lawn chair, have some fun and great food.  The show is free. For more information, check out the city’s website here.  Also check the front page of our website for a map and directions.

Also Don’t Forget Our May Performance at Piano Source

Our regular monthly performance and party is on Wednesday, May 4th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Piano Source.  As always there will be great big band music and food.

The Piano Source is located at 1130 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. For information on these events, please check our website front page for directions, or call the Piano Source at 505-888-0747. The venue is smoke and alcohol-free; and there is no charge.

Harry James Revisited

Over the past year, you-all have watched our Harry James “Two O’clock Jump” video the most several times of any of our videos.  So we thought it should be refreshed, and re-edited.  The new 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.”

Want to watch all our videos on your phone, tablet, or computer? Check out our YouTube channel by clicking here: “Westside Sound Big Band of Albuquerque.” Or on your TV, type the words “westside-sound” into the query line on YouTube.

April Fool’s Day Performance at Piano Source

Don’t forget our next performance and party on Wednesday, April 6th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Piano Source.  We suspect that the audience will have a little fun with a new game we will be playing, as well as the great big band music and food.

The Piano Source is located at 1130 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. For information on these events, please check our website front page for directions, or call the Piano Source at 505-888-0747. The venue is smoke and alcohol-free; and there is no charge.

Hank William’s “Your Cheatin’ Heart” Video Released

Once a year, the Wild West rides again here in Albuquerque.  Westside Sound Big Band’s contribution is from our Western Night celebration in our rendition of Hank William’s country classic “Your Cheatin’ Heart.”  ENJOY.

Want to watch all our videos on your phone, tablet, or computer? Check out our YouTube channel by clicking here: “Westside Sound Big Band of Albuquerque.” Or on your TV, type the words “westside-sound” into the query line on YouTube.

The Irish are Coming to our March Performance at Piano Source

Don’t forget our next performance and party on Wednesday, March 2nd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Piano Source.  Since St. Patrick’s day is in March, we will be playing a little “blarney” music.  Come – check it out – and have a little fun.

The Piano Source is located at 1130 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. For information on these events, please check our website front page for directions, or call the Piano Source at 505-888-0747. The venue is smoke and alcohol-free; and there is no charge.

“Auld Lang Syne” and “Happy Days Are Here Again” Video Released

Still celebrating the new year?  After all our performances in December, we are taking it easier this month. Try this video by the Westside Sound Big Band from our January performance at the “Piano Source.”

Want to watch all our videos on your phone, tablet, or computer?  Check out our YouTube channel by clicking here: “Westside Sound Big Band of Albuquerque.”  Or on your TV, type the words “westside-sound” into the query line on YouTube.

February Performance at Piano Source

Don’t forget our next party on Wednesday, February 3rd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Piano Source.  We will be playing some classic big-band charts, which are new to us.  So it will be interesting for all of us.

The Piano Source is located at 1130 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. For information on these events, please check our website front page for directions, or call the Piano Source at 505-888-0747. The venue is smoke and alcohol-free; and there is no charge.

“Winter Wonderland” Video Released

With our best wishes for a great holiday season, Westside Sound just released a video of the classic 1934 hit “Winter Wonderland” from our December Holiday party.

While recovering from the holidays, check out our YouTube channel by clicking here: “Westside Sound Big Band of Albuquerque.”  Or type the words “westside-sound” into the YouTube query line on your media device.

January Performance Will Warm You Up

Don’t forget our next party on Wednesday, January 6th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Piano Source. The venue is smoke and alcohol-free; and there is no charge.

The Piano Source is located at 1130 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. For information on these events, please check our website front page for directions, or call the Piano Source at 505-888-0747.