Welcome to Garfield Jazz!

The Garfield Jazz program is led by Clarence Acox, who has been nurturing young musicians for the past 44 years at Garfield High School. Garfield Jazz is part of the dynamic fine arts department at Garfield High School, a diverse public school in Seattle, Washington. The program consists of three instrumental big bands and one vocal jazz group, all supported by the Garfield Jazz Foundation.


2019-20 Audition Information

We are excited to announce audition dates for the 2019-20 school year! Mr. Sessink is really looking forward to meeting and hearing each of you at the auditions in August.

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Garfield Jazz Transition News

Dear Garfield Jazz Community,

Today we announce the end of an era and the beginning of a new chapter in Garfield Jazz History.

Ted Howard recently announced that Clarence Acox is retiring. We all feel such deep […]

Congratulations to Garfield Jazz

Congratulations to Mr Acox and Garfield Jazz for an outstanding performance at Essentially Ellington! Numerous students were recognized including Aidan S (Sax), Avi C (Sax), Jack G (Guitar), Tyler F (Guitar) and Will J (Guitar) […]

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