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.


Support GHS Jazz with the Holiday Poinsettia and Wreath Sale

It's time! The Holiday Poinsettia and Wreath Sale is happening right now! This fundraiser benefits the entire jazz program at Garfield. Half of all sales proceeds go to support the bands. Many people like to buy poinsettias and/or wreaths for the holiday season and are happy to support a good cause in the process. Neighbors, friends and alumni are all potential customers. Businesses that need gifts for a client list, or have an office to decorate, can generate large orders. Families are encouraged to sell at least 10 plants or wreaths per student. You may find you can sell 20 or more! In past years, the Garfield bands have sold over 1000 plants!

Families and students can learn more about the Fundraiser details here

Rolling Retreads Dance Party for all Garfield Jazz Parents!

The Rolling Retreads are back!

Dust off your dancing shoes and join us on Saturday, October 22nd, 7 – 11pm at the OmCulture in the Wallingford neighborhood. 2210 N Pacific St., 98103. Guest musicians include past […]

Welcome Picnic for all Garfield Jazz Families!

Kick-off the year in Garfield Jazz with band members, directors, students, and families!  

When:             Sunday, September 18 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Where:            Lower Woodland Park, Shelter #6 (near lawn bowling, just east of Aurora Ave N.)


Please bring a […]

2016-17 Jazz Band 3 Student Assignments

The students listed below have been selected to participate in Jazz Ensemble III, under the direction of Jacob Zimmerman. They should report Wednesday September 28th  at 1:25 & Thursday September 29th at 3:25pm in Rm […]

Support the Program


Holiday Fundraiser

Families and Students can view important how-to details here. All Order Tally sheets are due October 21st!


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

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