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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In Motion Quartet/Garfield Jazz 2

The Royal Room hosts the In Motion Quartet for a monthly residency featuring a Student Jazz Showcase with our own Jazz Band 2.

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…

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