“Polka Madness” Re-energized

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.

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.

Next Performance at Piano Source will be a BLAST

Don’t forget our next performance and party on Wednesday, August 3rd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Piano Source. This will be a traditional Big Band Jazz night, as well as great 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.

 

“Drums Must Never Stop” Video Re-released

We have re-edited one of our most popular videos – “Drums Must Never Stop.”  This video highlights the unusual comic and musical talents of our bass player, James Whiton. Take it away – James.

Don’t Forget Our Memorial Day Concert In ABQ’s Old Town Plaza

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.

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.

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.

Old town gazabo - brightened

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.

“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.

“Drums Must Never Stop” Video Released

Why must the drumming never stop on a certain tropical island?  Learn why — in Westside Sound’s latest video about a “fabled” visit to a tropical paradise.

Have the ability to watch YouTube on your TV? Access this video and our other videos directly from our YouTube channel “Westside Sound Big Band of Albuquerque.”

Don’t Miss Our Next Monthly Performance & Dance Party September 2nd at the Piano Source

September is New Mexico State Fair time in Albuquerque.  With that in mind, we will have a western theme at our next party on September 2nd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Piano Source in Albuquerque. 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.

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.

 

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.

Welcome to our Big Band Website

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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