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Swing Shift is a mixed vocal jazz ensemble. The group’s signature sound is heard in their rich harmonic treatment of pop, jazz, and Broadway standards. Over the years the group has drawn on local resources like the Santa Monica College Vocal Jazz Ensemble from which five of Swing Shift’s present roster are past members. We are proud that many of Swing Shift’s alumni have gone on to advance their careers in prestigious ensembles like the LA Master Chorale and LA Choral Lab. If you love lush sounds, complex harmonies, and creamy-smooth blend, you’ll love hearing this group.
"Blackbird" is one of Phil Azelton's signature arrangements. Published by Hal Leonard, it's been sung by many high school and college a cappella groups. Phil receives regular requests for it from around the world. Its sumptuous and richly harmonic re-imagining of this McCartney/Lennon classic pleases audiences wherever Swing Shift performs it.
Swing Shift performs Richard Gilinsky's award-winning arrangement of Jeepers Creepers at the Los Angeles Regional Harmony Sweepstakes, 2017.
Swing Shift performs Billy Joel's "And So It Goes" as part of a one-hour set at Seacrest Village in Encinitas, CA.
Swing Shift performs "Nice Work If You Can Get It" on local tv station, KLCS.
Swing Shift performs Richard's arrangement of "This Heart of Mine" at the 2013 Harmony Sweepstakes in Hermosa Beach. This song also won best arrangement.