Jazz Bands

Hot Notes is coming up!

Click HERE for all the details!



Upcoming Performances:

Tuesday Dec 2 - Jazz Too + Devon's Combo 7pm @SWHS

Wednesday Dec 10 - Big Band, Yonci and the Footprints, and the Junior Combo @Mpls Federal Reserve - noon

January 27, 2015 - Combo Concert 7pm @SWHS Black Box

January 31, 2015 - combo TBA 11am @Mpls Convention Center

February 7, 2015 - Hot Notes! Big Band, combos TBA


Tour Information: Click HERE for Big Band


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)