Swing Shift - Mixed Vocal Jazz Sextet from Los Angeles, CA

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2013 Los Angeles Regional

Swing Shift


Swing Shift started life as an SSATB quintet in 2002. Shortly after, the group was invited to appear on local TV station KLCS as part of their “Mosaic” series’ special on a cappella groups. (A video of that appearance can be found on the Swing Shift web site.) Swing shift has evolved over the years and appears this year at the Harmony Sweepstakes as a sextet. The group has drawn over the years on local resources such as the SMC Vocal Jazz Ensemble from which three of Swing Shift’s present roster are current and/or past members. We are proud that many of Swing Shift’s alumni have gone on to advance their professional careers in such prestigious ensembles as the LA Master Chorale, Sonos, New Directions, and m-pact. The group’s signature sound is their rich harmonic treatment of jazz, pop, and Broadway standards. They appear locally at clubs and private parties. Recently they appeared at the Talking Stick in Venice and headlined an a cappella showcase at Monsoon Café in Santa Monica.

Members: Allison Butler, Laura Jackman, Janette La Bella, Dakota Lee Martinez, Phil Azelton, Richard Gilinsky

Mixed Vocal Jazz Sextet from Los Angeles, CA

  • 2013 Los Angeles Best Original Arrangement
    "This Heart of Mine" by Richard Gilinsky

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