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The Arts Foundation Of Olde Towne is a neighborhood based, Arts & Humanities incubator that serves to host and produce projects that are about, or initiated by residents from the Near East Area of the City Of Columbus, Ohio.

Samuel Sammy Stewart


Samuel Sammy Stewart
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Instrument: piano
Group: Sammy Stewart Orchestra
Description: The Sammy Stewart Orchestra leaving for New York

In 1930 the band went to New York City and played at the Savoy and Arcadia Ballrooms. Many star performers like Leon "Chu" Berry, "Big" Green and "Big" Sid Catlett, who is at the top of this photo, performed with the group. The band folded in 1933. Pictured are George Dixon, Iray Robinson, Alex Hill, Bill Stewart, Kenneth Anderson, Kenneth Stewart, Mance Worley, Sidney Catlett, Sammy Stewart, Walter Fuller and Al Washington.


Pictured L-R: George Dixon, Iray Robinson, Alex Hill, Bill Stewart, Kenneth Anderson, Kenneth Stewart, Mance Worley, Sidney Catlett, Sammy Stewart, Walter Fuller, Al Washington.
From the collection of: Arnett Howard

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC18-11

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Samuel Sammy Stewart
Group: Sammy Stewarts Singing Syncopators
Description: This group played at the Deshler-Wallack Hotel for standing-room only audiences who came to hear them do classical music. Later in the evening, they would play for dancers in a style they dubbed Symphonic Jazz.
Pictured L-R: front row - Frank Fowler, Dewey Pucket, Sammy Stewart, Earl Hood, Dave Smallwood, back row - unidentified, unidentified, Douglas Speaks, Clint Morman
From the collection of: Pierce Studio

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC22-37

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Samuel Sammy Stewart
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Instrument: piano
Group: Sammy Stewarts Singing Syncopators
Description: Included in this photo Harley Washington, Frank Fowler, Earl Hood, Dave Smallwood, Andrew Renick, Sammy Stewart, Grant Williams and Claudis Forney.
Pictured L-R: Harley Washington,
Frank Fowler, Earl Hood, Dave Smallwood, Andrew Renick, Sammy Stewart, Grant Williams, Claudis Forney
From the collection of: Baker Art Studio

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC24-10

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Samuel Sammy Stewart
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Instrument: piano
Description: Samuel Stewart was a trained pianist who had apprenticed with Parker's Popuar Players. In 1918 he and another Parker Player, Earl Hood, formed a band called Sammy Stewarts Singing Syncopators.

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC24-12

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Samuel Sammy Stewart
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Instrument: piano
Group: Sammy Stewart and His Orchestra
Description: In 1925 the Sammy Stewart Orchestra was the biggest band in Chicago, performing what they called "symphonic jazz".
Pictured L-R: Mance Worley,
Fats Robbins, Eugene Hutt, Paul Jordan, Sammy Stewart, Dave Smallwood, Millard Robbins, Kline Tindall, Lawrence Dixon, Earl Moss, Bill Stewart, Roy Butler

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC24-20

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Samuel Sammy Stewart
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Instrument: piano
Group: The Sammy Stewart Orchestra
Pictured L-R: Dave Smallwood - drums, Bill Stewart - reeds, Harley Washington - reeds, Rennan "Fats" Robbins - trombone, Millard Robbins - bass horn, Doug Speaks - piano, Sammy Stewart - piano, Paul Jordan - violin, Lawrence Dixon - cello

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC24-21

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Samuel Sammy Stewart
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Instrument: piano
Group: Parkers Popular Players
Description: Early P.R. photo
Pictured L-R: Sammy Stewart,
Paul Jordan, Laurence Dixon, Rennen "Fats" Robbins, W. Phillip Talbert
From the collection of: Baker Art Studio

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC24-25

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.