Mississippi County, Missouri, United States (1904 – 1995)
Jess Stacy (August 11, 1904 - January 1, 1995) was an American jazz pianist who began during the Swing Era.
Stacy was born Jesse Alexandria Stacy in Bird's Point, Missouri, a small village across the Mississippi River from Cairo, Illinois. He grew up along the Mississippi river and initially played on riverboats,
In the 1920s he moved to Chicago, Illinois where he made a name for himself playing with Paul Mares. Later he worked with Benny Goodman and performed with him… read more
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