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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.”
“Drums Must Never Stop” is one of our audience’s most popular videos – This video highlights the unusual comic and musical talents of our bass player, James Whiton. Take it away – James.
Over the past year, our viewers on youtube have watched our Harry James “Two O’clock Jump” video the most 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.”
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.
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.”
DID YOU MISS OUR NOVEMBER PERFORMANCE AT PIANO SOURCE? Well if you did, you can still get a taste of what those classic big band tunes sounded like, by checking out this video. Tommy Dorsey’s “Opus One” swings.
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.