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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 Datesort descending 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 Town Hall - NYC 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 at the Philharmonic 09/13/1952 Carnegie Hall NYC New York USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 10/05/1952 Murat Theatre Indianapolis Indiana USA
Jazz at the Philharmonic 10/03/1953 Murat Theatre Indianapolis Indiana USA
Shaw Artists Jazz Show 02/20/1955 Civic Opera House Chicago Illinois USA
Birdland Stars of '55 03/01/1955 Murat Theatre Indianapolis Indiana USA
Lighthouse Jazz & Variety Concert 05/06/1955 Carnegie Hall NYC New York USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 10/09/1955 Murat Theatre Indianapolis Indiana USA
Birdland Stars of '56 02/14/1956 Lyric Theater Indianapolis Indiana USA
Birdland Stars of '56 02/23/1956 Syria Mosque Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA
Birdland All-Stars 11/11/1956 Deutsches Museum Kongress-Saal Munich Bavaria Germany
Modern Jazz Quartet w/ Miles Davis & Lester Young 11/12/1956 Stadthalle Sindelfingen Sindelfingen Baden-Württemberg Germany
Birdland Stars of '57 02/17/1957 Boston Symphony Hall Boston Massachusetts USA
Birdland Stars of '57 03/06/1957 Indiana Theatre Indianapolis Indiana USA
Birdland Stars of '57 04/29/1957 Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles California USA

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