This is the home of Canada’s Premier Big Band - Jim John's Swing Shift Big Band. 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. We can also provide smaller groups, ranging from solo piano, trio, quartet and right up to our very popular 11 piece group - a versatile band that specializes in music for all ages. Leader Jim John has twenty years of leadership experience - he knows how to make your event a big success!!
Big Band Christmas at Old Mill, Toronto
Saturday November 25th
The Swing Shift Big Band bring it home for the holidays; entertaining you with a collection of swinging Big Band interpretations of classic holiday tunes. This swinging, soulful celebration of big band music covers the hits from Sinatra, Ella, Basie, Harry Connick Jr, Glen Miller, Lou Rawls, Vince Guaraldi (Charlie Brown Christmas Specials) and Louis Armstrong and that’s just the Christmas music... the evening will be sprinkled with Big Band Classics too!
Doors open 6:00 p.m
Dancing 8:00 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.
For Reservations and Information 416-207-2020
The New CD - One More, Twice
You heard the new tracks at the CD launch party at the Rex, now here it is...
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