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.

Upcoming event
Jazz Up Jackson Street

Thursday, October 10th, 2019 – Town Hall – Garfield Jazz and Washington Middle School are teaming up with the annual Earshot Jazz Festival to host Jazz Up Jackson Street

Proceeds will be used to continue the work of building equity and creating diverse and sustainable music programs at our schools. You can learn more about the concert on the Jazz Up Jackson Street website.

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Jazz Up Jackson Street: Benefit for Washington Middle School & Garfield High School – purchase tickets through the Earshot Jazz website.

Jazz Up Jackson 2019

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Garfield Jazz 2019-20: Band 3

The 2019-2020 Garfield Jazz ensemble placements are listed below. The listings are by section with last names in alphabetical order. Individual part assignments will be determined when school begins. NOTE: This class will meet in the morning before school.

Garfield Jazz 2019-20: Band 2

The 2019-2020 Garfield Jazz ensemble placements are listed below. The listings are by section with last names in alphabetical order. Individual part assignments will be determined when school begins. The students below should report to Room 219 during Period 3 on the first day of school, they do not need their instruments on the first…

Garfield Jazz 2019-20: Band 1

The 2019-2020 Garfield Jazz ensemble placements are listed below. The listings are by section with last names in alphabetical order. Individual part assignments will be determined when school begins. The students below should report to Room 219 during Period 6 on the first day of school, they do not need their instruments on the first…

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