Concert Schedule and Upcoming Events

Fall 2016 Concerts

Below are the events and concerts at SXU for this fall. We also have the Fall Concert Series poster as a PDF in the right column for those who wish to download it. Tickets can be purchased at the door and pricing is free for all SXU students, faculty and staff with a current ID. General admission is $6 and admission for senior citizens, visiting students and members of the military is $5. This is the standard cost for all concerts, unless listed as otherwise.

Jazz Faculty Recital

Sunday, October 2, 2016
3 p.m., McGuire Hall
Shawn Salmon Jazz Faculty Recital featuring Tenor Madness. Dr. Salmon will be performing with his fellow band mates of Tenor Madness and featuring works from their debut album "Convergence." Tenor Madness is a Chicago jazz quintet formed in the summer 2014 when guitarist Shawn Salmon, bassist Paul Musser, drummer Peter Mack, and tenor saxophonists Rytas Vygantas and Casey Fitzpatrick first got together to jam at SXU. They knew right away they had something special. They are now celebrating the 2016 release of "Convergence" featuring original jazz compositions by Shawn Salmon, Paul Musser, and Casey Fitzpatrick. Their music is a unique blend of jazz, funk, and always a touch of madness. Free concert for all.

SXU Jazz Night I

Friday, October 7, 2016
7:30 p.m., Music Performance Space
SXU Jazz Night 1 featuring the first ever SXU Alumni Big Band. Join us Homecoming Weekend as the SXU Jazz Ensemble performs their first concert of the semester with very special guests SXU Music Alumni. The SXU Jazz Ensemble is looking forward to celebrating the future of jazz at Saint Xavier University by paying special tribute our wonderful alumni and recognizing their amazing accomplishments since graduating from SXU. Come celebrate the music and memories of the Saint Xavier University Jazz Ensemble. 

Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, October 29, 2016
7:30 p.m., Music Performance Space
Featuring Brazilian-American composer and performer Clarice Assad.

OK-Tuba Fest

Sunday, October 30, 2016
7:30 p.m., McGuire Hall

Third Annual SXU Jazz Guitar Workshop Day

Saturday, November 12, 2016
9 a.m. - 1 p.m., G-113
Open to all guitarists from high school students to adults. This year's workshop is dedicated to the great jazz guitarist Charlie Christian on his centennial birthday year. Guitarists will get a chance to examine some of Charlie's signature riffs and melodies, as well as his incredible improvisational style. $10 registration fee, includes lunch.

Chamber Singers and University Chorale

Saturday, November 12, 2016
7:30 p.m., Morgan Park Baptist Church 

SXU Chamber Ensemble

Sunday, November 13, 2016
7:30 p.m., McGuire Hall

Flute Choir Day

Friday, November 18
7:30 p.m., McGuire Hall

SXU Jazz Night II

Friday, December 2, 2016
7:30 p.m.,McGuire Hall
SXU Jazz Night 2 featuring the Saint Xavier University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo with special guest trumpeter Roger Ingram. Renown lead trumpeter and educator, Roger Ingram began his career in jazz at the age of 16 in the great Louis Belson big band. From 1985 he performed lead in the legendary Woody Herman Big Band until Woody's death in 1987. Roger has gone on to played lead trumpet on Wynton Marsalis' Pulitzer-prize winning album "Blood on the Fields" and has worked with other musical giants as Frank Sinatra, Maynard Ferguson, Ray Charles, Tom Jones, and Harry Connick Jr. We are honored and delighted to have Mr. Ingram join us for the final concert of the semester. Roger Ingram is a Jupiter XO artist and his performance is made possible by a grant from the Jazz Education Network Jazz2U and The Herb Alpert Foundation. 

Christmas Spectacular

Sunday, December 4, 2016
3 p.m., Music Performance Space

Piano Showcase

Sunday, December 4, 2016
7:30 p.m., McGuire Hall

Fall Concert Series Poster (PDF)

Fall Concert Series Poster