Lance Buller with the Floyd Standifer Tribute: Legacy Band
Wednesday, October 29, New Orleans Creole Restaurant
Lance Buller playing Weds night with the tribute band to Floyd Standifer with a photo of Floyd on the wall behinf him looking down on the band.
To celebrate the legacy of the late Floyd Standifer, who for several decades was one of the region’s most influential, talented, and admired jazzmen, the new lineup of the band he headed for many years at the New Orleans Creole Restaurant salutes him. Joining drummer Clarence Acox and his quartet are alumni from Floyd’s time with the band, including guitarist Robin Kuntz.
Clarence Acox is an ambassador of the Seattle jazz scene with impeccable credentials.
His experience includes a 37-year tenure as the director of the award-winning Garfield High School jazz program. He also leads the Seattle University jazz ensemble and co-founded the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra.
A native of New Orleans, Acox came to Seattle in 1971 straight out of Southern University after Garfield High School had recruited him to revive its moribund music program. Since then, Garfield’s jazz ensemble has twice taken first place at the Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington National Jazz Band Competition in New York.
For many years, Acox was the rock-solid drummer of the Floyd Standifer Quartet as it held down a weekly slot at the New Orleans; earlier this year, Acox stepped up to lead a new incarnation of the band, now known as the Legacy Band. With regulars Bill Anschell on piano, Phils Sparks on bass, and Acox on drums, this Wednesday night tradition is in its 22nd year, making it the longest running continuous gig in Seattle.
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