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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Jazz Jam is back at Central Cinema, Sunday Jan 12@4pm!

Sunday, January 12, 4pm – 5:45pm
Central Cinema

Important parent/guardian meeting in January: don’t miss it!

Please plan to attend an important Parent/Guardian Meeting on Monday, January 6 at 7 pm in the Band Room (Room 219, Enter at Alder St). All parents/guardians should attend to learn about the very busy upcoming concert and performance season as well as volunteer opportunities. Both Mr. Sessink and Mr. Sundt will be on hand to provide an overview of how things are going, and answer questions.

Garfield Jazz Gear–just in time for the holidays!

Support Garfield Jazz by including Garfield Jazz Gear in your holiday shopping! Buy t-shirts, hoodies, beanies and more. The sale starts today and goes through January 5 – Orders received by December 3rd will arrive before or by December 19, so don’t delay!

Go to our shopping page to see the full assortment and to place your order!

Donate

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!