Sunday, May 29, 2011

This Friday at Clifton Opera House


It will be swingin'

Yellow Springs based Swing Shift will play at the Clifton Opera House on Friday, June 3rd. Show starts at 7:30pm. Box office opens at 6:30pm. The opera house air conditioner will be humming to keep up with this "very cool" Swing Shift band.

Swing Shift provides their own unique take on the jazz of the thirties and forties. Their approach to standards and gypsy jazz reflects the long individual experience that each of them has in playing jazz, pop, rock, blues and even bluegrass, as well as the cohesiveness that comes from many years of playing together.

Michael Hitchcock, mandolin and Larry Gault, bass have been playing together since the 1960s. Steve Benson, drums, has been their percussionist since the mid 80s. They joined with Randy Kubilius, guitar, some six years ago to form Swing Shift, drawn together by their mutual love of the music of the Benny Goodman sextet and of the gypsy guitar master Django Reinhardt.

The Clifton Opera House is owned and operated by the Village of Clifton. Located at 5 So Clay Street. Call 937)767-2343 for more information or visit the website at

1 comment:

Yvonne said...

These guys are SUPER good and have a couple of CDs that they'll probably have for sale...GREAT listenin', folks!