A talented singer whose wide expressive characteristics carry out justice to any lyrics that she chooses to interpret, Ruth Cost has produced relatively couple of recordings throughout her profession. Originally a dancer, she went to ballet college in 1952. Nevertheless, by 1954 she was performing with Charlie Ventura and, after freelancing in Philadelphia, she proved helpful as a vocalist and dancer in NY. Price transferred to Hollywood in 1957, documented a fine record with Shelly Manne (which includes been reissued in the initial Jazz Classics series), but didn’t trim her second record as a head until 1983 (for ITI). She toured with Harry Adam (1964-1965), however in the ’90s became most widely known for working among Los Angeles’ best jazz night clubs, the Jazz Bakery.