The Legacy Quartet with Clarence Acox, featured Wednesdays at Seattle jazz club
The New Orleans Creole Restaurant, playing Save Your Love for Me:
The Legacy Quartet, led by drummer Clarence Acox, showcases Seattle's high-powered straight-ahead jazz musicians, including pianist Bill Anschell, bassist Phil Sparks, and a revolving roster of guest artists including trumpeter Thomas Marriott, trombonist Gary Shutes, multi-instrumentalist Bernie Jacobs,
saxophonist Tony Rondolone, trumpeter/vocalist
saxophonist Jon Goforth, saxophonist Travis Ranney, and multi-instrumentalist Jay Thomas.
Bandleader Clarence Acox's impressive resume includes co-founding the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, winning awards including Down Beat Magazine's 2001 Achievement in Jazz Education award, Earshot Jazz'sMusician of the Year award in 1992, and the 2007 Mayor's Arts Award. His leadership of Garfield High School's award-winning jazz program has brought him national recognition and he continues to be a mentor and inspiration for many of Seattle's up and coming musicians. A native of New Orleans, Acox graduated from Southern University. His sextet has won numerous awards for its recordings, Joanna's Dance and Indigenous Groove.