Virtuoso trumpeter Dean Simms, as Satchmo, is the leader of this awesome tribute to the master itself, Louis Armstrong. His singing style as well as his playing, showmanship and on-stage is truly amazing!
Hear Dean and his band perform renditions of Basin Street Blues, St Louis Blues, Wonderful World and show stopping performance of the Saints Go Marching In and Hello Dolly.
Dean Simms is well versed in various styles of music genres. He has played or recorded lead trumpet with many famous acts, such as the Ohio Players, Rick James Stone City Band, Peabo Bryson, Little Anthony, Roger Troutman, and many more.
The band Down Deep hails from Ohio. The meaning of the name is you can feel the music, down deep in your heart and soul! They have been together for over three years. The Principal members are Dean Simms on Trumpet/lead Vocals, and Par Tolliver on Keyboards/Lead Vocals. They alternate between 2 Female Vocalists. They are Saba from Cincinnati, Ohio. Annette Dennis Casey, from Springfield, Ohio. Annette also plays keyboards too. Down Deep Band plays a variety of music which includes, Soul Ballads, Pop, Smooth Jazz, Seventies Disco, Adult Contemporary, R&B, and Broadway tunes. Also Dean Simms specializes on trumpet, and vocals with the classic music of Louis Armstrong. They also specialize in fantastic harmonies, superb lead vocals, and their musicianship is outstanding! Down Deep band plays for a number of special functions, corporate events, private parties, and festivals throughout the year.
They have opened for famous acts such as Kelly Price, Smooth Jazz Saxophonist Warren Hill, and Jazz Vocalist Oleta Adams.
You can’t go wrong booking them for your next event.