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 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.