Swing Shift styles itself as a vocal jazz/pop sextet. The group’s signature sound is their rich harmonic treatment of jazz, pop, and Broadway standards. They appear locally at clubs and private parties. Appearing at the LA Harmony Sweepstakes in 2004, Swing Shift was honored with the best arrangement award for "Where is Love?" And again in 2011, the group won best arrangement for its jazz version of “This Heart of Mine.” Our roster has drawn over the years from the SMC Vocal Jazz ensemble including three of the present roster (Sandra, Dakota, and Richard). 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, Aurora, New Directions, and LA Choral Lab. If you like lush sounds, complex harmonies, and creamy-smooth blend, you’ll love hearing this group.
Members: Sandra Pehrsson (soprano), Anne Palmer (soprano),, Janette La Bella (alto), Dakota Lee Martinez (Tenor), Phil Azelton (Baritone), Richard Gilinsky (Bass)