“Spanish Eyes” Video Released

Westside Sound Big Band of Albuquerque just released another highlight video from our April Fool’s Day party at Piano Source‘s performance and dance space. This video includes an instrumental version of “Spanish Eyes” made famous by Engelbert Humperdinck, Wayne Newton, and Al Martino in the 1960s.

Have the ability to view YouTube on your TV? Access these videos directly from our YouTube channel “Westside Sound Big Band of Albuquerque.”

 

Big Band Era Photo Collection Swings

The Westside Sound website has collected 800 photographs from the great 1930s to 1950s Big Band Era, including:

  • Band leaders, bands, and bandsmen,
  • Jazz singers,
  • Swing dancers,
  • Big-band era posters,
  • Early jazz music greats, as well as,
  • 50s and 60s jazz stars.

Example swing era photos include:

Picture of Count BasiePicture of Billie HolidayPicture of Peggy Lee

Picture of Benny Goodman and Gene KrupaPicture of Swing DancersDave Brubeck at Piano

Glenn Miller PosterPicture of Cotton Club NYPicture of Bix Beiderbecke

Take a trip with us through yesteryear, and enjoy these photos as much as we do.  

To check out summary displays of the collection on our website, click on this link:

BIG BAND ERA PHOTO COLLECTION 

The collection itself is located on the Pinterest photo sharing website. To see the photos, click on this link:

Westside Sound Big Band

Discover some of the greatest photos made during the Big Band Era.

 

BIG CHANGE STARTING IN NOVEMBER – MONTHLY BIG BAND PARTY AT PIANO SOURCE IS ON SECOND WEDNESDAY OF MONTH

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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.