From the band’s beginning in 1996 it quickly became apparent that this was a band intent on preserving the sounds and quality of the big band era – a band that has since been recognized as one of the top big bands in the country. With 17 talented musicians, male and female vocalists and optional dancers and female vocal trio, this band can entertain audiences of all ages. From dances, corporate galas, and jazz festivals to weddings, theatre shows and everything in-between, Swing Shift has the variety to suit any occasion – a versatile band that specializes in music for all ages. Playing a repertoire of Big Band-Era giants like Miller, Dorsey, Basie, Ellington and Buddy Rich, this 19-piece orchestra keeps audiences immersed in the golden age of jazz music.
Led by Jim John