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Folder 14 Kemp, Jesse interviewed by Cathy Cairns, December 15, 1997

Kemp, Jesse, a pianist and percussionist who was exposed to jazz by his older brother DeRuyter “Ducky” Kemp, performed jazz and Christian music in Pittsburgh and participated in opposition to the Union merger.

[T1S1] Music and childhood; inspiration; exposure to jazz and union through brother; time in army and post office; re-interest in jazz scene; playing at Pittsburgh clubs; studying at the University of Pittsburgh; Christian education; changes in jazz; involvement in Christian music. [T1S2] Opposition to Union merger; advice to younger musicians.