Swing Shift is a big band based in Eugene, Oregon that features some of the Willamette Valley’s finest jazz musicians. It was formed in 1978 under the auspices of the City of Eugene’s Parks and Recreation Department as an outlet for interested players to rehearse and perform big band music. The band has always had a strong educational emphasis. Many of its members are (or were) music educators or students. Performances and workshops for public schools and jazz festivals are regular events, and members are often serve as adjudicators and/or clinicians in state music programs and competitions.