Jaymz Bee's Caravan of Music - The Old Mill - April 11

Thursday, April 11, 2024
08:00pm - Midnight
The Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Rd, Etobicoke

Details & Tickets

Rex Hotel - June 8

Saturday, June 8th, 2024
02:00pm - 04:30pm
194 Queen St W, Toronto


 Jaymz Bee's Caravan of Music April 11th

 Valentine's Day at Palais Royale

Get your tickets now! Last year, 600 people showed up!
Downbeat for Swing Shift is at 8:30 pm, and there are bars set up in the halls so you can wander from room to room with a drink in hand and check out as many bands as possible until midnight. There is a swing dancing room, a piano lounge and everything in between.

Some of the artists include Swing Shift Big Band, Jay Douglas, Genevieve Marentette, Ale Nunez, John Amato, Denielle Bassels, Fred Spek’s Camp Combo, Sam Broverman, Whitney Ross-Barris, Adam James, Queen Pepper, Tony Quarrington, Zoey Adams, Great Bob Scott... Just added Barbra Lica and Sammy Jackson will share a room and Blackburn Brothers - one of Jaymz's favourite Canadian bands - will share The Humber Room with the legendary Errol Fisher!

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Our Latest Video


From summer 2023, this is our small Big Band version (9 pieces plus vocalists), playing our "Chart Topping Hits" set. 

Featured vocalists are Shannon Butcher and Dave Statham...


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Our New CD - Full House

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 Full House is now available for delivery or download (click here)...


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Previous Swing Shift CD - Celebrations!

Read The WholeNote Review Here!


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Jim John’s SWING SHIFT BIG BAND with Strings

Featuring Larisa Renée and Dave Statham with special guest,

multi-award winner Jackie Richardson

Release Date: May 1st, 2021

"As we enter Swing Shift's 25th year, we Celebrate the musical contributions of band mates. We chose [a variety of tunes for this album], from the lush ballad 'Here's to Life', to the breezy 'Summer Samba', to the barn burner 'Let the Good Times Roll'. It's been an honour and a privilege to be part of this musical enterprise." – Rob Williams, lead trombone, Swing Shift Big Band

This 6-track EP-CD relies heavily on the arranging skills of Brent Turner, whose charts are tailored to the band’s strengths: clean section work and impressive vocals by Larisa and Dave.  Musical Director saxophonist Jeff Pighin ensures that the band’s tonal palette is tuned up to its optimum level.  And Celebrations! also introduces a new and sensuous dimension to the Swing Shift sound – strings an exciting first for the band!

Not to be missed is the wonderful Artie Butler anthem, 'Here's to Life' recorded by the incredible Jackie Richardson - a video of her deeply moving performance is available as a special bonus on our Celebrations! page.  “One of Canada’s foremost singers of gospel, blues and jazz, who has performed across the country and internationally, Jackie Richardson is also an award-winning actor who received a Gemini Award for her performance in The Gospel According to the Blues.” – CBC Media Centre

Celebrations! was expertly engineered by Humber's Andy Pryde and produced by Palais Records.



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