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Garfield High School jazz band director Clarence Acox retired this past summer after 48 years at the the school, 40 of them leading the jazz program. 
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Garfield High School jazz band director Clarence Acox retired this past summer after 48 years at the the school, 40 of them leading the jazz program.
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Clarence Acox, giant of Northwest jazz, leaves the stage

Angela King talks with longtime Garfield High School Jazz Band director Clarence Acox. He retired from Garfield this summer after four decades leading the jazz program, but says he'll stay involved with Northwest jazz education.