Jai Price is a 17 year-old jazz drummer who has been studying drumming for 6 years and studies under Chris Smith. He has also taken lessons with Danny Raymond and Marty Morrell.
Jai is a co-founder of the J Street Jazz Combo who perform at Pilar’s Martini. He performs regularly at Heidi’s Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach with the Liquid Groove Project and has performed with J Street at The Melting Pot, The Vines, Crafted and Ember. He has also performed with Delfeayo Marsalis and Central Florida’s own Jacqueline Jones. While visiting New York he was given the opportunity to play at the Red Rooster Restaurant in Harlem.
Jai has been the drum set player for the Florida Symphonic Jazz Orchestra (FSYO) top Jazz Band under the direction of Jeff Rupert and the Principal Percussionist for the FSYO Philharmonia Orchestra. He has also played rack and drum set for Infinity Percussion 2 in 2018 and 2019, with the ensemble winning 3rd place and 4th place at the World Finals respectively. He currently plays drum set for Infinity Percussion’s World Ensemble.
Jai is a senior in high school and is hoping to attend the University of Florida in the Fall of 2020.