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Swing Shift Big Band
January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$20.00
Swing Shift, Salt Spring Island’s 17-piece big band, has set toes a-tappin’ up and down the coast for almost 30 years with the timeless swing of Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, and Horace Silver, with a little Latin, pop and funk thrown in. Don’t miss their return to Pat’s House of Jazz.
Leader Derek Milton says the infectious music of this enthusiastic collection of professional and amateur community musicians will make you smile, dance, and clamour for more.
The band has worked with many great musicians over the years including Monik Nordine, Ian MacDougall, Hugh Fraser, and Nick LaRiviere.
Recently, Milton has been taking the band to schools in an effort to keep the jazz tradition alive by bringing it to young people. “The band has been successful in helping band teachers keep their band programs vibrant,” he says.
How often to you get to hear a real big band with five saxes, four trombones, four trumpets, and rhythm section these days. Don’t miss it.
Swing Shift’s performance is part of the weekly Pat’s House of Jazz series, presented by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society.
Reservations recommended. Call 250 324-2245. Reserved tables will be held until 1:30 p.m.