Saint Xavier University Department of Music Southside Summer Jazz Camp


SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp

Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21, 2017
4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Saint Xavier University
3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655

Saint Xavier University is 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 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 in 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 the evening of Friday, July 21, 2017 at 7 p.m. in McGuire Hall on Saint Xavier University's Chicago campus.

The SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp welcomes 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.

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


Register today for the SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp by filling out the online form below and the required SXU Summer Camp Health Form.* Tuition for the camp is $50 per student. This includes evening snacks and a t-shirt.

*Required Health Form

A parent/guardian must also fill out and send in our SXU Summer Camp Health Form (PDF) for any summer camp or program. This form must be completed and returned to the Office of Academic Affairs at least one week prior to the start of camp. Please fill out one form per participant. SXU Summer Camp Health Forms should be mailed to Debbie Nutley at 3700 W. 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60655, emailed to or faxed to 773-298-3002.