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!
caje-scholarship-application-form-2017 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!
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!
Join 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.
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 and present students of Garfield Jazz and a special appearance on the drums by the maestro himself, Clarence Acox!
Tickets are […]
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 dish and beverage to share:
Appetizer (last names A-F)
Main Dish (last names G-M)
Dessert (last names N-Z)**
or just bring your favorite picnic […]
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 #219 for rehearsal. Practices will last one hour. In addition, All wind players who do not play in ONE OF […]
The students listed below have been selected to participate in Jazz Ensemble II, under the direction of Clarence Acox. They should report Monday September 26th at 3:25pm & Tuesday September 27th at 3:25pm in Rm #219 for rehearsal. Practices will last one hour. In addition, All wind players who do not play in ONE OF […]
The students listed below have been selected to participate in Garfield Jazz Ensemble I. They should report to 6th period class on September 7th in Rm. #219 They will not need their instruments on the first day.
Saxophone Section I:
Saxophone Section II: