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Lester Young

Born: 
08/27/1909
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Died: 
03/15/1959
Years Active: 
1920's-1959

Lester Willis Young, nicknamed "Pres" or "Prez", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist. He also played trumpet, violin, and drums. Coming to prominence while a member of Count Basie's orchestra, Young was one of the most influential players on his instrument, playing with a cool tone and using sophisticated harmonies. He invented or popularized much of the hipster ethos which came to be associated with the music.

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
Benny Goodman 01/16/1938 Carnegie Hall NYC New York USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 04/22/1946 Embassy Auditorium Los Angeles California USA
Sarah Vaughan 11/08/1947 NYC Town Hall NYC New York USA
Erroll Garner 3 01/19/1950 Birdland - NYC NYC New York USA
Erroll Garner 3 01/20/1950 Birdland - NYC NYC New York USA
Erroll Garner 3 01/21/1950 Birdland - NYC NYC New York USA
Erroll Garner 3 01/22/1950 Birdland - NYC NYC New York USA
Erroll Garner 3 01/23/1950 Birdland - NYC NYC New York USA
Erroll Garner 3 01/24/1950 Birdland - NYC NYC New York USA
Erroll Garner 3 01/25/1950 Birdland - NYC NYC New York USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 09/29/1950 Murat Theatre Indianapolis Indiana USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 10/08/1950 Cleveland Public Music Hall Cleveland Ohio USA
Jazz at the Philharmonic 09/13/1952 Carnegie Hall NYC New York USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 09/25/1952 Syria Mosque Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 10/05/1952 Murat Theatre Indianapolis Indiana USA
Lester Young 01/26/1953 Hi-Hat Club Boston Massachusetts USA
Lester Young 01/27/1953 Hi-Hat Club Boston Massachusetts USA
Lester Young 01/28/1953 Hi-Hat Club Boston Massachusetts USA
Lester Young 01/29/1953 Hi-Hat Club Boston Massachusetts USA
Lester Young 01/30/1953 Hi-Hat Club Boston Massachusetts USA
Lester Young 01/31/1953 Hi-Hat Club Boston Massachusetts USA
Lester Young 02/01/1953 Hi-Hat Club Boston Massachusetts USA
Jazz at the Philharmonic 10/03/1953 Murat Theatre Indianapolis Indiana USA
Lester Young 04/02/1954 Tiffany Club Los Angeles California USA
Lester Young 04/03/1954 Tiffany Club Los Angeles California USA

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