Welcome to Garfield Jazz!

The Garfield Jazz program is led by Clarence Acox, who has been nurturing young musicians for the past 44 years at Garfield High School. Garfield Jazz is part of the dynamic fine arts department at Garfield High School, a diverse public school in Seattle, Washington. The program consists of three instrumental big bands and one vocal jazz group, all supported by the Garfield Jazz Foundation.


2018-2019 Garfield Jazz Auditions

Sunny days are returning!
Here are dates for 2018-2019 Auditions to keep in mind as you plan your summer:

  • Students who have never played in a Garfield Jazz Band may select one of the following dates […]

Hot Java Cool Jazz 2018 Tickets Available Now!

Tickets for Starbucks’ Hot Java Cool Jazz fundraiser are now available.

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Band I will be performing along with top jazz bands from around Seattle. A great way to enjoy […]

Save the Date – Garfield Jazz Gala


Mark your calendar and save the date for Saturday, May 19th, 2018 for the Garfield Jazz Gala!

For those new to Garfield jazz, the Gala is a fun evening of celebration with friends and family listening […]

GHS 2017-2018 Dues

An annual fee is assessed for your student’s participation in a jazz ensemble at Garfield. These fees cover roughly 50% of the actual cost of each student’s participation in the program, the remainder being covered […]

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Every dollar counts. Thank you! Looking for other ways to help? Visit the Support the Program page