Jesse Price

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Jesse Price


An influential drummer who was best known for supporting major performers, Jesse Price appeared in many settings through the years. He began playing drums when he was 14, freelancing in Memphis, playing in the pit orchestra of the Palace Theatre in his hometown and accompanying blues singers. After moving to Kansas City in 1934, Price became an important fixture, playing with George E. Lee, Thamon Hayes, Count Basie's orchestra (1936) prior to Jo Jones, touring with Ida Cox and ... Read more

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