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.”
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:
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.
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