Jesse Crawford (December 2, 1895 – May 28, 1962), was a US pianist and organist. He was well known in the 1920s as a theater organist for silent films and as a popular recording artist. In the 1930s, he switched to the Hammond organ and became a freelancer. In the 1940s, he authored instruction books on organ and taught organ lessons. Crawford's father died when he was one year old, leaving an impoverished wife and mother, placed the baby in an orphanage asylum near Woodland, California. He taught himself music there.