Clarence Johnson III first turned heads as a sax-playing drum major for the Brother Martin High School marching band in the early 1990s. Within a few years, he was one of the Crescent City's most acclaimed young modern jazz saxophonists, with an array of awards to prove it. In 1998, he released a CD called "Dedicated to You" via STR Digital Records. He spent the next couple years touring and promoting it, as well as performing with bassist George Porter Jr.'s Runnin' Pardners. He has since performed with the Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Dr. John, and members of the Neville Brothers.