Mike Price (jazz trumpeter)

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Mike Price is a jazz trumpeter and composer from the Chicago area. In the late 1960s Price toured and recorded with major big bands including those of Stan Kenton and Buddy Rich. Price was also an original member of the Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band in Los Angeles and performed on all of the band's Grammy-nominated recordings of the 1970s and early 1980s.[1]

Price studied Music Education at Northwestern University, continued his education in composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston and received a master's degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Southern California.[2] In the late 1980s Price moved to Japan where he leads his own quintet and big band and plays in Nobuo Hara's big band, "Sharps & Flats."[3]


With Stan Kenton


  1. ^ Pronko, Michael, "Still Blowin' Away, the Mike Price Experience" 2001 August 19, The Japan Times (link) Accessed 2008 May 25.
  2. ^ Kenrick, Vivienne, "Mike Price", 2006 July 1, The Japan Times (link) Accessed 2008 May 25.
  3. ^ Alexander, Corky "Foreign jazz musicians who make their home in Japan", Weekender (link) Accessed 2008 May 25.

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