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!!
On March 25th, The Old Mill Toronto presents:
BLUE EYES MEETS BASIE is a tribute to Frank Sinatra and Count Basie featuring the Swing Shift Big Band and well known vocalist Dave Statham - guaranteed to get you in the swing of things and bring back memories of the golden years of the big band era.
Join us for an evening of dining and dancing in the historical charm of the Old Mill Toronto Dining Room.
Please spend some time on our site, listening and looking at the band’s audio and video clips - and be sure to SIGN UP for our NEWSLETTER to keep you informed of our upcoming events...and please contact the band with any questions or comments - or call Jim direct at (416) 727-9464.