Troy “Satchmo” Anderson
Troy Anderson got his first taste for music while growing up in a Bahamian family filled with musicians. At the age of 10, he began playing the trumpet and went on to perform in the Florida Sunshine Band and the Gospel Sounds before being introduced to the world of the drum and bugle corps in school. A later stint with the Florida Vanguards taught him how to be an effective lead soprano soloist while performing in front of thousands of screaming fans. Subsequent tours with the famous Bayonne Bridgemen Drum & Bugle Corps helped hone his showmanship skills.
Anderson first fell in love with the music of Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong while playing with the 2nd AD (Fwd) Jazz Band in Germany where he was stationed as a paratrooper. Following one such performance for some high-ranking officials, the Command Sergeant Major of the U.S Army asked Anderson to put together a show of nothing but Armstrong’s greatest hits. Anderson was known throughout Germany for playing like Satchmo, but singing like him was a different story. Practice, however, made perfect and he soon managed to replicate Armstrong’s trademark growl with stirring accuracy.
After a horrific accident sidelined Anderson’s career as a musician — he was told by doctors he would never be able to play trumpet again — he miraculously recovered to form the Wonderful World Tribute Band with the guidance of South Florida’s Gold Coast Jazz Society Series” Who was Louis Armstrong” teaching elements of Jazz to elementary students through which he’s brought the legendary music of Louis Armstrong to life. Anderson and his ( U.S) Wonderful World Band has made a significant mark of New Orleans flare to the South Florida area and is currently residing in Germany and touring the E.U with his Wonderful World Trio which is based out of Budapest Hungary. Anderson’s Armstrong is too natural to be called uncanny. Starting out with the look, he slips easily into the rest — the dinner jacket, the trumpet and hanky, the roly-poly voice, and above all, the contagious the joie de vivre that made Armstrong so beloved.
Troy Anderson performs with The Victory 6 Swing Band
Troy has performed for us on several occasions here at the WW2 Museum where he does a spectacular show. Our band loves working with him and he’s a joy to work with here at our Stage Door Canteen venue and will have him back often”
Victoria Reed Entertainment Director The National WW2 Museum Stage Door Canteen New Orleans, LA
Kelli and Martin Fein (The Houston Symphony)
Dear Mr. Anderson,
Bravissimo on your brilliantly thoughtful, skillful, talented, creative and breathtakingly exquisite performance, which was the highlight of the Houston Symphony Ball! Your amazing talent resonated with everyone in the room! On behalf of The Houston Symphony Family, we extend our heartfelt thanks for your rhapsodic genius voice; passionate excellence and consummate professionalism, which defined and elevated our theme of “Music Matters-What a Wonderful World” beyond our expectations. Your work and talent are transcendent! Thank you for making our world, our event and our memories”wonderful”. We hear your music and we smile with gratitude, friendship, respect, and admiration.
Kelli and Martin Fein The Houston Symphony Houston, TX
Troy Anderson honors Dr. Maya Angelou,
“Troy was fantastic! He set the tone for a joyous night of celebrating Dr. Maya Angelou. she was in tears backstage as he performed What a Wonderful World. Hats off to you my friend for another job well done”
Scott Brogan Brilliant Lecture Series Houston, TX
Anderson in Las Vegas with The Wonderful World Band
Wins CIC 1st place Tribute Artist Award as Louis Armstrong 2011 Wins The 20th Annual Reel Awards Classic Crooner Award as Louis Armstrong 2011
Anderson takes The Golden Washboard Award The Old Jazz Meeting in Ilawa, Poland while on tour with his Wonderful World Band Europe
Troy Anderson as Louis Armstrong…..
“touches something deep in my heart. It takes me away to another time and place. Troy, you’re really great and keep in touch! You have a terrific soul and were born to be a musician” Elliott Rodriguez Television New’s Personality
Simply the best “Satchmo” band that I have had the pleasure to see and hear! you’re simply amazing as Louis Armstrong!”
Stu Grant WXEL 90.7 FM- Jazz Impressions
South Florida’s Troy Anderson is Satchmo!
Sean Piccoli Music Review The Sun-Sentinal
Troy Anderson and The Wonderful World Band (Europe)
Is currently performing and networking throughout Europe and neighboring countries such as Finland. Sweden, Estonia, England, Luxembourg, Hungary, Poland and Germany where he now resides but is always heading back to The US for performances with his original Wonderful World Band based out of Ft, Lauderdale’s hot spot Blue Jean Blues and venues throughout the U.S and Mexico.
Filmed SAG-AFTRA Movie Fonzo as Louis Armstrong 5.16.2018