Related Information for Art Simmons Art Simmons is a native of Glen White, West Virginia. He was born February 5, 1926. His father was the Rev. Albert E. Simmons of Lester, WV. For a while he was the Paris correspondent for "Jet" magazine. Art Simmons resided in post-war Paris at its heyday. Art first came to Paris in 1947 when he was serving with the 17th Special Services Band of the U.S. Army and stationed in Heidelberg, Germany. He played at the African-American Club, Chez Honey in Montparnasse. The f.. read more