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 Kickoff Concert for 2019-2020

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Join us at the GHS Jazz Kickoff Concert this weekend!

Sunday, November 17, 2019 @ 7 PM

Quincy Jones Performance Center, Garfield HS

All three jazz bands will be performing together for the first time this year. We hope you can make it; come early to grab a great seat!

Registration Fees – online payment now available

Garfield jazz families, registration fees can now be paid online as well as by check. Please visit our Families page for registration fee information for 2019/2020.    

Jazz Jam at the Central Cinema, Sunday, Nov. 3.

Sunday November 3 from 4pm-6pm at the Central Cinema (21st Ave at E Union)

Come join us at Sunday’s Garfield Jazz Jam Session for all bands – friends and family are welcome – be entertained and connect with one another over food and beverages.

Location: Central Cinema 1411 21st Ave, Seattle (on 21st near E Union)

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!