He played in his brother Al Simeon’s Hot Six , then worked with Charlie Elgar’s Creole Orchestra from 1923 to 1927. Simeon recorded frequently with Jelly Roll Morton and was featured on “Black Bottom Stomp.” He toured with King Oliver’s Dixie Syncopators in 1927 and then rejoined Elgar’s Orchestra.
He went to New York in 1928 and worked briefly with Luis Russell and Jelly Roll Morton, but he returned to Chicago later that year to play with Erskine Tate. In 1931 he joined the Earl Hines Orchestra and stayed with him until 1941. He became a member of Jimmie Lunceford‘s orchestra in 1942 and was with them until 1950.
|Omer Simeon Trio aka The Carnival Three|
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(Alex Hill / Louis Armstrong)