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Hire Garfield Jazz Combos

Hire a Combo — entertain friends, family, or co-workers with live music!

A combo plays at Chihuly Garden and Glass, 2020

Bring the joy of live music to any special event while helping to support our program. These kids can SWING! A combo from the nationally renowned Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble provides artistic excellence and exceptional value: perfect for parties, receptions, and other functions.

All combos consist of current players from the Garfield Jazz Ensemble, a consistent winner at major regional and national high school jazz competitions. Garfield Jazz has been awarded top honors in every major high school jazz competition, including the Essentially Ellington National Jazz Band Competition and Festival at Lincoln Center in NYC, the most prestigious high school jazz competition in the United States.

About Our Combos

A four-piece combo, summer 2021

Size Garfield Jazz Combos can be arranged from quartets up to septets.

Attire Dress for the combo members can be all black formal or casual khakis with a nice shirt.

Combo Fees start at $400 for a quartet and $100 for each additional musician — up to $700 for a septet.

If you would like the combo to make any announcements, you’ll need to provide a microphone.

Planning the Details

Space We require a 10’x10′ space minimum. Specific information about the venue is helpful for planning and selecting instruments such as overall room or space description, depending on the size of the combo wanted.

Power Musicians will supply their own extension cords

Payment An electronic Letter of Agreement will be provided to you by the gig coordinator. We accept payment by check or PayPal. Payment details are provided on the LOA.

When you are ready, just download the Combo Request Form to get started!

Note: this form is a Word doc. Please fill it out as completely as possible in Word, save and email to

Some Comments from Clients

“The band was excellent last night. The music was great and the teamwork throughout the evening watching our cues to lower the volume and stop/start during the toast was spot on!”

“I just attended a wonderful evening listening to students at a private retirement party and would like to support this group.”

“They did an absolutely fantastic job and truly set the perfect mood for the evening.  Many comments from our attendees on how well these amazing and aspiring musicians performed.”

“They really are a talented bunch and were perfect for the event.”

“They did an amazing job! They were a huge part of setting the atmosphere for the night, and the audience loved them.”

picture of jazz band combo at T-Mobile Park

A combo at T-Mobile Park’s Dare to Dream, 2019.