SwitchTime Jazz

SwitchTime Jazz is a big band based in suburban Elk Grove Village. 

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 Saturday evenings, and hold regular Swing Dances at the beautiful Garden Terrace Banquet facility in Elk Grove Village.

Upcoming Concerts

March 7, 2024 - Swing Dance, 7 pm, EGPD Garden Terrace

June 6, 2024 - Swing Dance, 7 pm, EG Garden Terrace

September 5, 2024 - Swing Dance, 7 pm EGPD Garden Terrace

December 5, 2024 - Swing Dance, 7 pm, EGPD Garden Terrace

Booking Information

SwitchTime is the pefect band for any special event! We perform in a variety of venues including summer concerts all over Chicagoland, weddings, anniversaries, and holiday parties. Live music will add the extra excitement your event needs!

If you are interested in booking the band, email Howard at howard@stjazz.org. In your email, please include your name, phone number, and brief description of your event.

About SwitchTime Jazz

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!