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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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Recording of Garfield Jazz Kickoff Concert

December’s Kickoff Concert featuring all three Garfield Jazz ensembles was extra special given it was the first time the ensembles performed in front of a live audience since January 2020! If you were unable to attend the December 9th event or you just want to enjoy it all over again, you can view the recorded…

2021/22 School Year: August Newsletter from Mr. Sessink

Garfield Jazz Families,

I hope that everyone is having a relaxing summer and enjoying some beautiful weather. As we approach the start of the 2021-22 school year, I’d like to share some important dates and information about jazz.

We are sharing a preliminary calendar of events so that families can begin to plan ahead for the school year. There are several regional jazz festivals that have not yet been announced, and some rehearsals, performances, and trips may be added later. Any required event will be announced as far in advance as possible, and we will not attend any event last minute. The Garfield Jazz Foundation website calendar will remain the most up-to-date calendar throughout the year.

2020-21 Jazz Class Lists

Garfield Jazz Students & Families, I want to recognize the dedication and hard work that all of returning and incoming jazz students demonstrated through their audition submissions. I listened to incredible student transcriptions. I am glad that music practice has provided an outlet for students to set goals and maintain musical focus in unprecedented times.…