Clarence Acox is a professional drummer, a widely-heralded teacher who leads the award-winning Garfield Jazz Ensemble, and serves as co-director of The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. He was also the drummer for the 27-year run of a jazz quartet at The New Orleans Creole Restaurant. Legendary trumpet and tenor saxophonist Floyd Standifer led the group until he died in 2007. Clarence Acox renamed it The Legacy Quartet in honor of Floyd with various horn players rotating in his place. He continued the tradition until the restaurant closed in 2013.