“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.

Harry James Revisited

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.”

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:


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.