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Ruth Price

Ruth Price

Ruth Price (born April 27, 1938) is an American jazz singer and the owner of the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, California. Price was originally a dancer, and attended ballet school in 1952. In 1954, she sang with Charlie Ventura, and later worked singing and dancing in Philadelphia and New York City. She moved to Hollywood in 1957, and later toured with Harry James from 1964-1965. Price's diverse repertoire includes many obscure, lesser-known gems from the Great American Songbook. She has worked as an adjunct assistant professor at the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology.