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!!
Valentine's Dance at The Palais Royale
Bring your Valentine and Dance to The Big Band Classics of Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Peggy Lee, Glenn Miller, Nelson Riddle,Count Basie and The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra!
Featuring the vocal stylings of Glenn Chipkar and the 18-piece Swing Shift Big Band Orchestra. With Special Guest Vocalists Larisa Renée, Vivianna Castell and Trio Bella plus DJ Theresa & Ralph Yuan.
Experience Valentine's At The Elegant Palais Royale Ballroom On The Lake.
West End Jazz Series - Book March '18 Tickets!
The insanely popular West End Jazz Series will be starting a new season on March 17th, 2018 at Oakville's Bronte Harbour Banquet Centre - with our smash hit Sinatra tribute show entitled "Blue Eyes meets Basie" featuring Cal Dodd. If you've seen it, you know how fast tickets will be flying out of West End Jazz headquarters! So get yours well ahead and relax with the knowledge that - "Hey! I'm Goin'!"
The New CD - One More, Twice
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You heard the new tracks at the CD launch party at the Rex, now here it is...
Please spend some time on our site - support the band by buying a CD or two - 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.