Saint Xavier University Music Department Southside Summer Jazz Camp


SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp

About the Camp

Saint Xavier University was pleased to announce its SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp returning this summer, running from July 17-21, 2017, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. each day.

The camp was open to students in grades 6 through 12. The SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp provided students with the opportunity to learn from and work with an outstanding group of jazz educators who are dedicated in helping them gain their confidence and improve on their abilities as section players, improvisers and sight-readers.

The SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp was open to students of all levels of experience regardless of whether they are new to jazz or looking to expand their horizons. The camp included daily rehearsals on jazz repertoire, instrumental sectionals, improvisation master-classes, jam sessions, guest concerts and music theory workshops. Students got to showcase their talents on the final concert on that Friday evening in McGuire Hall on Saint Xavier University's Chicago campus.

The SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp welcomed all instruments, including trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano, string bass, guitar, vibraphone and drums.

SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp directors are Charles Martin, band director at Harold L. Richards High School, and Dr. Shawn Salmon, director of Jazz Studies at Saint Xavier University.

More Information

If you have any questions about the camp, please contact Charles Martin at or Shawn Salmon at, or call 773-298-3420.