A Tribute to Clarence Acox with Garfield High School Band & special guests at ILLSLEY BALL NORDSTROM RECITAL HALL AT BENAROYA HAL kicked off the 2012 Earshot Jazz Festival on Friday Oct 12th. There was an almost full house and a lot of fantastic music. Here is the 2012 Earshot Jazz Festival schedule to see what is coming up next.
An instrumental figure in the Seattle music scene, both as an educator and as musician-performer, Clarence Acox Jr. has nurtured young musicians for the past 35 years as director of the jazz program at Garfield High School, where he leads the renowned Garfield Jazz Ensemble, who pay tribute to him during tonight’s concert.
Also in appreciation of Acox’s accomplishments and dedication, the Seattle Mayor’s Office has proclaimed October 12 Clarence Acox Day in Seattle. Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith presents the award at this evening’s celebration.