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SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp


The Saint Xavier University Music Department is pleased to announce that its Seventh Annual SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp will be held this summer from July 18-22 2021 from 3 to 7 p.m.

Monday through Friday, July 18-22, 2022

3 to 7 p.m.
McGuire Hall (L-216)
Warde Academic Center
Saint Xavier University
3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655

Young boy playing saxophone, girl playing saxophone and another girl playing the violin


The 2022 SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp will be meeting in-person on the campus of Saint Xavier University and will continue to follow COVID-19 safety precautions as set by the City of Chicago and the Illinois Health Department. The camp is open to students in sixth grade through 12th grade. The SXU-Southside Jazz Camp welcomes all instruments including trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano, string bass, guitar, vibraphone, and drums, as well as non-traditional jazz instruments.

The SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp is an opportunity to learn from and work with our outstanding group of SXU jazz educators who are dedicated to helping students gain their confidence, improve on their musical abilities, and nurture a love for jazz. Students of all levels of experience are encouraged to attend, regardless of whether they are new to jazz or looking to their expanding their horizons, there is something for everyone.

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 at the final concert on July 22, 2022.

Thank you, and we look forward to making music together at the SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp!


The SXU-Southside Summer Jazz Camp welcomes students of all instruments, including trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano, string bass, guitar, vibraphone and drums. The cost of attending is $100 per student. For more information about the camp or if you have questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Shawn Salmon, director of Jazz Studies, at salmonFREESXU or 773-298-3420.

Refund Policy

Cancellations made 14 days prior to the camp start date will receive a refund less a 25% administrative fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received less than 14 days prior to the camp start date. In the event the camp is canceled by SXU, a full refund will be provided. In order to request a refund, please send an email with the subject line "Refund Request" to summercampsFREESXU.