Welcome to Garfield Jazz!

Garfield Jazz is part of the nationally recognized Fine Arts Department at Garfield High School, a diverse public school in Seattle, Washington. Garfield High School has a long history of outstanding musical education. For over 40 years, the Garfield Jazz program has taught thousands of students the art of jazz, honing their musical skills, teaching them to improvise and how to swing. Led by Jared Sessink, Garfield Jazz consists of three big band ensembles and is supported by the Garfield Jazz Foundation, a parent-run booster organization.

This website is run by the Garfield Jazz Foundation and not affiliated with Seattle Public Schools.

Welcome to Garfield Jazz!

Garfield Jazz is part of the nationally recognized Fine Arts Department at Garfield High School, a diverse public school in Seattle, Washington. Garfield High School has a long history of outstanding musical education. For over 40 years, the Garfield Jazz program has taught thousands of students the art of jazz, honing their musical skills, teaching them to improvise and how to swing. Led by Jared Sessink, Garfield Jazz consists of three big band ensembles and is supported by the Garfield Jazz Foundation, a parent-run booster organization.

This website is run by the Garfield Jazz Foundation and not affiliated with Seattle Public Schools.

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Latest News

2020 Garfield Jazz – virtual concert available!

Visit our Media page  to see Garfield Jazz 1 play Count Basie’s ‘Blues Backstage’ live from their living rooms and basements!

2020-2021 Audition Information now available

See the Auditions page for details.

Hot Java Cool Jazz concert has been cancelled

The Hot Java Cool Jazz concert is officially canceled. Starbucks is committed to contributing the proceeds from ticket sales to participating schools. If you purchased tickets through our website, you should have received an email from us about next steps.

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Your contributions help our program develop and grow

Your financial contributions support instrument purchases, travel expenses and more!

Hire a Combo

Garfield Jazz Combos are available to for your events!

Entertain friends, family, or co-workers with live music by a Garfield Jazz Combo!