Jim Wilke’s Jazz Northwest broadcast this Sunday will feature four of Seattle’s most prominent jazz artists. Here is his announcement.
Clarence Acox & the Legacy Quartet Seattle Art Museum concert airs on Jazz Northwest on January 24
Drummer Clarence Acox is a widely heralded teacher who leads the award winning Garfield Jazz Ensemble and is co-director of The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. He was the drummer for the long run of Floyd Standifer’s quartet at The New Orleans Creole Restaurant. A legendary trumpeter, Standifer led the group until he died in 2007. Clarence renamed it The Legacy Quartet in honor of Floyd, with various horn players rotating in Standifer’s place. Acox continued the tradition until the restaurant closed in 2013.
This Art of Jazz concert presented by Earshot Jazz, reassembled the quartet at the Seattle Art Museum, not far from the Pioneer Square restaurant where it played Wednesday nights for 27 years. The quartet includes saxophonist Tony Rondolone, Bill Anschell, piano, Phil Sparks, bass and Clarence Acox on drums. They play standards and range from swing to bop to movie themes. Many in the large, appreciative, audience at the concert first heard the group at the New Orleans Creole Restaurant.
Jazz Northwest airs Sundays at 2 PM Pacific time on 88.5 KPLU and streams at kplu.org.