Saint Xavier University Music Department Southside Summer Jazz Camp


SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp

About the Camp

Saint Xavier University is pleased to announce its Third Annual SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp returning this summer, running from July 16-20, 2018, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. each day.

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

The SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp is open to students of all levels of experience regardless of whether they are new to jazz or looking to expand their horizons. The camp includes daily rehearsals on jazz repertoire, instrumental sectionals, improvisation master-classes, jam sessions, guest concerts and music theory workshops. Students will 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 welcomes students of all instruments, including trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano, string bass, guitar, vibraphone and drums.

SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp director Dr. Shawn Salmon, director of Jazz Studies at Saint Xavier University.

More Information

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

Registration for the 2018 SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp will be open in March.

Photos below taken and provided by Thomas King.

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SXU Southside Summer Jazz Camp, 2017