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.


Free Kick-off Concert on November 17th!

Earshot 2015 Dear Families and Friends of Garfield High School: Please join us as the Garfield High School Jazz program opens the 2016-17 season with a FREE kick-off concert on Thursday, November 17th, 2016. Curtain time is at 7:30 pm in the Quincy Jones Auditorium, located at 400 23rd Ave. on the Garfield campus. The evening will feature fantastic music by Garfield Jazz Ensemble 1 under the direction of Clarence Acox. As always, we will have bake sale goodies and Garfield Jazz merchandise for sale in the foyer. See you there!

A Salute to Quincy Jones on November 11th

sonic-evoJoin the Garfield Jazz Ensemble #1 as they perform alongside the Seattle Symphony to honor two extraordinary Seattle musicians and former Garfield High School classmates: incomparable producer and composer Quincy Jones and legendary jazz and blues vocalist Ernestine Anderson. The concert is at 8 pm on Friday, November 11th at Benaroya Hall. For tickets go to SeattleSymphony.org, Concerts & Tickets, and select the November 11 Sonic Evolution concert. Enter Promo Code JAZZ17 to receive a $21 orchestra level ticket and handling fees waived. Or use JAZZ17 if ordering by phone at 206-215-4747, or in-person at the Benaroya ticket office.

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 […]

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