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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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!

Mark your calendars: Sunday, Dec. 1 is the next Jazz Jam

Skylark CafeSunday December 1, 6-9pm
Skylark Cafe (3803 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106, just off the Delridge exit in West Seattle)

Next Monday’s GJF Monthly Meeting is *canceled*

We’re canceling the December 2 monthly meeting due to the upcoming holidays. Hope to see you at the first meeting of the new year on Monday, January 6 at 7pm in Garfield’s band room (room 219).

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!