Photo by Daniel Sheehan,

The public is invited to hear Seattle’s renowned Garfield Jazz Band I as it launches its 2012-2013 performance season with a free kick-off concert on Thursday, November 29 at the Quincy Jones Performance Center.

Thursday, November 29
7:30 pm
Quincy Jones Performance Center
Garfield  High  School
400 23rd Avenue, Seattle

The band performs under the direction of Clarence Acox, Jr., recently honored by Earshot Jazz for his 40-plus years leading one of the nation’s most esteemed high school jazz programs.

Seattle Schools Superintendent Jose Banda will be on hand to help inaugurate the new season, which includes a full schedule of regional and national competitions, festivals, and concerts.  Please join us in welcoming Superintendent Banda to our city and its stellar music programs.

Admission to this highly-anticipated annual concert is free (donations accepted).  Families welcome!

Upcoming Garfield Jazz Band winter concerts include:

Saturday, Dec. 1: Seattle Center Winterfest with Garfield Jazz Bands II and III
12:15-1:15 pm – Free at the Armory/Center House

Sunday, Dec. 23: Seattle Center Winterfest featuring Garfield Jazz Band I
1:00 pm – Free at the Armory/Center House

Sunday, Jan. 13: Winter Concert featuring Garfield Jazz Bands I, II and III
7 pm – Quincy Jones Performance Center, 400 23rd Avenue, Seattle

(Schedule is subject to change; go to for the most current information.)

Seattle Jazz