Switch Time Jazz is a Big Band based in Elk Grove Village, a northwest suburb of Chicago.  We specialize in swing and Latin jazz, and feature vocalists such as Mr. Ken White.  With year-round performances around Chicagoland, we might be in your neighborhood soon! We are regularly featured on "Midwest Ballroom" on WDCB-FM on Saturdays 5-7pm.

We now hold our monthly Swing Dances at the beautiful Garden Terrace Banquet facility at 1000 Wellington Ave. in Elk Grove Village.

Upcoming Concerts for 2021

October 7 - Swing Dance, 7 pm, EGPD Garden Terrace
November 4 - Swing Dance, 7 pm,
EG Garden Terrace

Dec 2- Swing Dance, 7 pm EGPD Garden Terrace

March 3- Swing Dance, 7 pm, EGPD Garden Terrace

April 5 - Swing Dance, 7pm, EGPD Garden Terrace

May 5-  Swing Dance,  7pm, EG Garden Terrace

August 3 - Lake Forest Parade, 9:30am, Lake Forest

Booking Information

Switch Time is the perfect band for any special event!  We perform in a variety of venues, including:

  • Summer concerts, in parks all over Chicagoland
  • Weddings, anniversaries, and parties
  • Winter performances such as holiday parties
Live music will add the extra excitement your special event needs!  More information on booking

About Us

In the early 1970's, Elk Grove and Schaumburg area high schools produced some of the finest jazz musicians in the Midwest, instilling in them a deep appreciation and love for this exciting art form.

Swingin' to the sounds of Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich and Woody Herman lit a flame that has burned for years.  As these students grew into music teachers, engineers, accountants, and business people, the desire to keep the Big Band Jazz music alive led to the formation of the Switch Time Jazz Ensemble, a 17-piece group along with our award winning vocalists.

Whether you sit back at one of our summer concerts or join us for some serious dance music, we're sure it will be a memorable event performed by the excellent local musicians of Switch Time Jazz!