Pianist Norman Simmons is a native of Chicago, born there in 1929. Before his move to New York in 1959 he performed with Clifford Jordan and Dakota Staton, the first of many singers he has accompanied. One of his first New York jobs was to arrange for Johnny Griffin's Big Soul Band album. Norman has performed with Carmen McRae, Betty Carter, Roy Eldridge, Lockjaw Davis, and currently he is pianist and musical director for Joe Williams. He records with Joe and under his own name and performed on Milt Hinton's "Old Man Time" recording.
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