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.
The 2017 27th annual Garfield Jazz Gala theme is Come Dance with Me..
Dear Families and Friends of Garfield High School the Garfield Jazz Foundation Annual Gala Event is right around the corner!
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Doors open at 5:30pm – the gala begins at 6pm
Tickets go on Sale Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - See you there!learn more
Please join us for an evening of wonderful jazz music as all three GHS jazz bands play at the Winter Jazz Concert. The event will be held at 7pm on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center. Bands I and II will be under the direction of Clarence Acox; band III will be under the direction of Jacob Zimmerman.
Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, or $20 per family. Middle School students will be admitted free with school ID.
Don't forget to stop by our sale tables in the lobby for a vietnamese sandwich, a warm drink, and delicious baked goods; as well as fabulous Garfield Jazz Merchandise!
Don't miss what will certainly be a jazz evening to remember!
To honor the enduring legacy of Garfield High School jazz director Clarence Acox, the Garfield Jazz Foundation established the Clarence Acox Jazz Endowment (CAJE) in 2004. CAJE has a professionally and independently managed permanent fund for Garfield Jazz students’ education and community outreach activities. One of the major uses of the fund is for scholarships to assist Garfield Jazz students with the costs of private music instruction. Assistance is based on demonstrated financial need.
Interested? Download an application by clicking the above link and return by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by U.S. mail to Clarence Acox Jazz Endowment, c/o David Lawrence, 10402 40th Ave. NE, Seattle WA 98125. Although the application states a December 2nd due date, applications will be accepted into January 2017.
Come out to Winterfest at the Seattle Center Armory (formerly Centerhouse) and celebrate the season with Garfield Jazz Band #1. They will be playing on the Armory stage on Saturday, December 10th from 12:30 to 1:30pm. Grab some lunch at the Armory restaurants, enjoy the model train village and get in the holiday spirit with Jazz band #1!