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.  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.

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.

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. 

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

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Garfield jazz quartet @ U District Street Fair 5/22!

The quartet is performing as part of our jazz “gig” (combo) program, where community members enlist jazz students to entertain at events. (To learn more, see our Hire a Combo page.) If you have time, come check them out! Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022 Combo size: Quartet Performers: Durgan McBroom (alto sax), Hudson Holdcroft (bari…

Several more chances to see jazz before the year ends!

See the May newsletter for specifics (in your email, or on our FAMILIES Portal (requires a password), or visit the Events page. Events include: Bellevue High School Jazz Festival (Ensembles 2 & 3) Farewell to Seniors concert (All Ensembles) Royal Room concert (Ensemble 1) – tickets at https://www.strangertickets.com/events/123158620/seattle-jazz-fellowship-presents-orrin-evans-and-captain-black-big-band  

Please join us on Tuesday, March 15th for “The Music of Duke Ellington”!

What: Performances by all three Garfield Jazz Ensembles When: Tuesday, March 15th.The concert will start at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Please arrive early to allow time for checking tickets and proof of vaccination. Where: Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center at GHS Who: Audience seating will be limited to fully vaccinated individuals seated…