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.

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.

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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.

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.

Tommy Dorsey’s “Opus One” Video Swings

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.

You can view this video and our other videos on your TV, if you can access YouTube directly on your TV.  Just type in the words “westside-sound” into the YouTube query line on your TV.  Or you can see our channel right now by clicking on this “Westside Sound Big Band of Albuquerque.”

Christmas Music in Swing Style of the 40s and 50s

December is the month that Rudolph, Frosty and Santa swing at the Piano Source.  Our Christmas performance and party should be a big-band blast.  Remember it is on Wednesday, December 2nd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. 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.

“Kansas City” Video Rocks

SINGING “KANSAS CITY” AT A HAWAIIAN PARTY??  – and WHY NOT!!
Try this video by the Westside Sound Big Band from our August performance at the “Piano Source.”  The band is “jamming” on this one.

Do you get YouTube on your TV? Then access this video and our other videos directly from our YouTube channel “Westside Sound Big Band of Albuquerque.”

Will it be an Oktoberfest? – or an Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Party this month?

Find out – what’s going to happen at this month’s party!  Remember our next performance is on October 7th 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 505-883-0747.

New Video Celebrates Hawaiian Music

There were no beach towels, but we did have hula dancers in grass skirts, and Hawaiian food at our August party.  Check out this video.  Sorry guys – the hula dancers were off camera.

Do you get YouTube on your TV? Then access this video and our other videos directly from our YouTube channel “Westside Sound Big Band of Albuquerque.” Just type in “westside sound” in their query line, and they will get you there.

Next Monthly Party is in October – Did you say Oktoberfest? Polka?

Someone in our band likes polkas. To find out who, put our next monthly performance and party on your calendar – October 7th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Piano Source.  Check our website front page for directions.

Artie Shaw’s “Begin the Beguine” & other Highlight Video Released

Westside Sound Big Band of Albuquerque just released a swinging highlights video from our “full-house” April Fool’s Day party at Piano Source‘s performance and dance space. Highlights include band master Artie Shaw’s “Begin the Beguine” and the lively “720 in the Books.”

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

Monthly Performance & Dance Party at the Piano Source in Albuquerque

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

The April Fool’s Day party was a blast – they were “dancing in the aisles” as they say.  Our drummer was so enthusiastic, the bass drum stand collapsed; and we had to stop & fix it.

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 505-883-0747.

Judy Garland’s “You Made Me Love You” & other Highlights Video Released

Westside Sound Big Band of Albuquerque just released our second swinging highlights video from our February party at Piano Source‘s performance and dance space in Albuquerque. Highlights include Judy Garland’s “You Made Me Love You (I Didn’t Want to Do It),” the lively “The Opener,” and Sammy Nestico’s “Groovin’ Easy.

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

Monthly Performance & Dance Party at the Piano Source in Albuquerque

Don’t forget our next performance and dance party at the Piano Source, April 1st from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. 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 505-883-0747.

 

Harry James’ “Two O’Clock Jump” Highlights Video Released

Westside Sound Big Band just released our first swinging highlights video from our February party at Piano Source‘s performance and dance space in Albuquerque.  Highlights include Harry James’ “Two O’Clock Jump,” newer jazz standard “Birdland,” Glenn Miller’s “St. Louis Blues March,” and Latin flavored “Temptation.”

If you would like to see us on your TV, go directly to our YouTube channel “Westside Sound Big Band.”

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.