Saint Xavier University Music Department Jazz Combo Festival


Jazz Combo Festival

Saturday, March 23, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
McGuire Hall (L-216)
Warde Academic Center
Saint Xavier University
3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655

Festival Overview

The Saint Xavier University Music Department is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual SXU Jazz Combo Festival taking place on March 23, 2019.

The daylong festival is open to all high school, middle school and community college jazz combos. Each combo performs roughly 25 minutes of music for a panel of Chicago's finest jazz educators and performers. During the day students are able to attend clinics and master classes given by members of the SXU Jazz faculty and our guest artist Juli Wood.

Although the SXU Jazz Combo Festival is a non-competitive festival, two of the festival's combos, selected by the adjudicators, are invited to perform one piece during the evening concert. All combos receive a 25-minute, one-on-one clinic with an adjudicator after the performance. The SXU Jazz Combo Festival concludes with an evening concert in McGuire Hall featuring The Juli Wood Trio.

Schedule of Events

Featured Guest ArtistJuli Wood

Chicago saxophonist and vocalist Juli Wood and the Juli Wood Trio.

"One of the pleasures of attending the Chicago Jazz Festival over Labor Day weekend each year is being able to hear the bevy of local players who make up the windy city jazz scene. Last year's treat was Juli Wood, a gutsy tenor and baritone saxophonist who also sings with the earthy gusto of an R&B diva filtered through a hard bop sensibility." Bill Milkowski -- JAZZTIMES

More Information

If you have any questions, please contact Shawn Salmon at or call 773-298-3420. Registration deadline is March 18, 2019.

Combo size may be between 4 to 12 instruments. Guitar ensembles, "non-traditional" jazz instrumentations, and vocalists are welcome.


Registration for the Jazz Combo Festival has closed.