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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.

Vann Walls Trio

Phelton Simmons
Group: Vann Walls Trio
Description: Influenced buy the Harlem scene in the 1940's, bass player Phelton Simmons moved to Columbus to attend graduate school at The Ohio State University. Simmons worked with Van Walls, Sammy Hopkins, Boyd Moore, Earl Hood, Rusty Bryant and Buddy Jones. Memorable gigs included playing with Vann Walls at the Trocaveria and Rusty Bryant at the Club Regal. Simmons is pictured here with Vann Walls in 1953.
Pictured L-R: Reginald Morgan - saxophone, Phelton Simmons - bass, Vann Walls - piano

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC03-14

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