Jazz Bands

Upcoming Performances:

Lake Harriet Bandshell Thursday May 21 6:30pm (all jazz groups!)

note: we have moved the start time to allow for better light

Lake Harriet Performance Schedule:

6:30pm -- Jazz Too

6:45pm -- Big Band

7:10pm -- Midnight in Minneapolis

7:25pm -- Broken Strings

7:40pm -- Gsus Combo

7:55pm -- Yonci and the Footprints

Parking is tricky - allow plenty of time to get to the Bandshell




Graduation Tuesday June 2 (time tba) - Big Band only


Tour Information: Click HERE for Big Band

Tour Survey Link: http://tinyurl.com/k22pu4r


Big Band Study Recordings

In the Mood

Little Brown Jug

Don't Get Around Much Anymore

Pennsylvania 6-5000

Stompin' at the Savoy

Don't Be That Way

Moonlight Serenade

Sing Sing Sing Parts 1+2


Southwest has three different opportunities for Jazz study.  

Southwest Big Band requires an audition and instructor approval and will meet Monday and Thursday mornings during zero hour.  The Big Band will be directed by Mr. Greg Lewis with assistance from Mr. Wixson.
Jazz Too (formerly known as "Jazz Workshop") does not require an audition and will meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings during during zero hour. Jazz Too will be directed by Mr. Wixson.
Student-run teacher-supervised Jazz Combos will meet on two mornings a week during zero hour.  Only combos with permission from Mr. Wixson will be granted rehearsal space.  Speak with him to set yours up.
Click HERE for the Band Handbook and Syllabus, which contains information regarding the assessment of this course

Grades 9-12, meets zero hour (7:30am - 8:25am)