The UChicago Jazz X-tet is known for its boldness in showcasing cutting-edge works, going well beyond the usual repertoire of a university big band. The X-tet is a versatile collection of 12 to 15 UChicago undergraduate and graduate student musicians, frequently joined in performance by noted Chicago-area professionals. The Jazz X-tet’s three-concert season offers a variety of pieces that range from jazz standards to hip-hop, often in arrangements that are custom-designed for the ensemble by its own members. Original compositions by present day composers are featured in the final concert of the year. Both in rehearsal and in performance the X-tet focuses on developing the improvisational skills of its members. The group has issued two CDs, and frequently performs for University events and elsewhere in the city. Jazz X-tet performances are free! For more information about X-tet events, visit music.uchicago.edu.
THU, NOV 30 / 8 PM / Logan Center Performance Hall / Free
THU, MAR 8 / 8 PM / Logan Center Performance Hall / Free
THU, MAY 31 / 8 PM / Logan Center Performance Hall / Free