Check out these Swing Shift Big Band videos. Remember that the sound quality is not up to the standard of our CDs and nothing can measure up to the magic of a "live" performance. If you like these clips, come on out and see us play - it's even better!
Here's a sampler of Larisa Renée singing "Too Close for Comfort", "You've Changed" and "I'll Take Romance" with the band:
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:
Also from summer 2023, here is our "A Touch of Gold" set, featuring Shannon Butcher and Dave Statham:
A Swing Shift Big Band Christmas show with Season's Greetings to all our fans year round:
Watch Jackie Richardson's brilliant performance of "Here's To Life" from the new SwingShift CD "Celebrations!":
Bruce Cassidy is well known to Canadian jazz fans for his years with Lighthouse, Blood Sweat & Tears, the Boss Brass and David Clayton-Thomas. As if that weren't enough, he is also one of the world's leading EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument) performers. Here he is with Swing Shift Big Band, part of our Nov 2017 show at West End Jazz in Oakville, Ontario:
These two special guests need no introduction for Canadian fans of Latin Jazz: Amanda Martinez and Laura Fernandez. They can bring any audience to its feet with their inspiring vocals and charisma [...on a sombre note, this video is our tribute to our friend and long-time guitarist, the late Norm Stewart, who did a stellar job accompanying our stellar guest vocalists at the West End show]:
Next, Cal Dodd - famous voice-actor (X-men Wolverine) & former co-host of TV Series "Circus" (with Sherisse Laurence) - sings from the Sinatra songbook with the band. This is a great preview of our "Reprise:" Sinatra tribute show:
Here's a tribute to Count Basie, recorded for us by Xpand studio. It features Jim introducing the band members at the beginning - Kevin Thomson & Carol Olson are the soloists:
Our recent sold out concert "Timeless Songs" at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre featured the consummate vocal stylings of Glenn Chipkar. Here's a sampler that also presents Larisa Renée and The Masies:
Here is Glenn with that subtly swingin' Sinatra signature tune "The Summer Wind":
Let's give Glenn an encore: it's his version of "A Foggy Day". Once again, it's LIVE from the Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, with the band providing some intense swing:
This is Swing Shift, again at the Rex, featuring exciting alto soloist Kira Payne, on "Caravan":
At the Rex - "'S Wonderful" featuring Bob Brough and Bruce Cassidy, with vocal by Larisa Renée:
At the Rex - Larisa sings & Jim Shea swings the muted trumpet solo on "Why Don't You Do Right?":
At the Children's Aid Teddy Bear Affair 2009:
...and this hot Breakfast TV clip with Swing Rosie!
...let's throw in "One for My Baby"at the Park Playhouse...