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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 Citysort descending Region Country
Shaw Artists Jazz Show 02/20/1955 Civic Opera House Chicago Illinois USA
Birdland Stars of '56 02/18/1956 Civic Opera House Chicago Illinois USA
Sarah Vaughan 11/08/1947 NYC Town Hall NYC New York USA
Jazz at the Philharmonic 09/13/1952 Carnegie Hall NYC New York USA
Benny Goodman 01/16/1938 Carnegie Hall NYC New York USA
Lighthouse Jazz & Variety Concert 05/06/1955 Carnegie Hall NYC New York USA
Erroll Garner 3 01/21/1950 Birdland - NYC NYC New York USA
Erroll Garner 3 01/20/1950 Birdland - NYC NYC New York USA
Erroll Garner 3 01/19/1950 Birdland - NYC NYC New York USA
Erroll Garner 3 01/23/1950 Birdland - NYC NYC New York USA
Erroll Garner 3 01/22/1950 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
2nd Newport Jazz Festival 07/17/1955 Freebody Park Newport Rhode Island USA
1st Newport Jazz Festival 07/17/1954 Freebody Park Newport Rhode Island USA
1st Newport Jazz Festival 07/18/1954 Freebody Park Newport Rhode Island USA
4th Annual Newport Jazz Festival 07/07/1957 Freebody Park Newport Rhode Island USA
Birdland Stars of '56 02/23/1956 Syria Mosque Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA
Birdland Stars of '57 04/29/1957 Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles California USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 04/22/1946 Embassy Auditorium Los Angeles California USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 09/29/1950 Murat Theatre Indianapolis Indiana USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 10/05/1952 Murat Theatre Indianapolis Indiana USA
Jazz at the Philharmonic 10/03/1953 Murat Theatre Indianapolis Indiana USA
Birdland Stars of '55 03/01/1955 Murat Theatre Indianapolis Indiana USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 10/09/1955 Murat Theatre Indianapolis Indiana USA

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