KEITH SATTERFIELD, Bassist, Writer, Arranger, Producer. Keith Satterfield Is literally cut from music royalty. Keith is the eldest son of the famed Bassist and Trombonist, LOUIS SATTERFIELD. Keith, also known these day as Satt, was taught music under the tutelage of his father. In the early years while growing up in Chicago, Satt would go to Chess Records and watch legendary sessions by iconic artists, such as; Muddy Waters, The Four Tops, Howlin Wolf, Willie Dixon and KoKo Taylor. Super Producer, Charles Stepney utilized a core group of talent, which included LOUIS SATTERFIELD on Bass and MAURICE WHITE on drums. These two were the most consistent musicians on these sessions.
In Satt’s early teens, he watched the emergence of the super group, EARTH WIND & FIRE. His father, Louis, shifted from bass to trombone to form the legendary “PHENIX HORNS”. The Phenix Horns created Earth, Wind & Fire’s signature horn sound. They went on to play with famous artists, like PHIL COLLINS, The JACKSONS, and GENESIS.
Satt continued to develop as a musician while touring the country and honing his skills as a writer/composer, arranger ad producer. Satt’s farther/hero/mentor, Louis Satterfield, passed away September 2004 which signaled a passing of the torch. After years of woodshedding, gigging and developing his production skills, Satt assembled a Contemporary Jazz Project featuring some of LA’s top musician friends. Satt has developed a style and approach to his music that is unique and undeniably — top shelf. One would expect nothing less than stellar creativity from Keith Satterfield who was exposed to and influenced by some of music’s artists ever!
DC Nitelife invites you to sit back, enjoy, and experience Keith Satterfield’s great music that flows from the Soul!