Lester Young

Born: 
08/27/1909
City: 
Woodville
Region: 
Mississippi
Country: 
USA
Died: 
03/15/1959
Cause of Death: 
Alcohol Abuse
Years Active: 
1920's-1959
Instruments: 
Clarinet, Drums, Sax, Violin
Notable Equipment: 
Recorded With: 
Image Credit: 
By Photograph by Ojon Mili. Time Inc. - Life magazine, Volume 17, Number 13 (page 40), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44359804

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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
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 05/18/1946 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Lester Young 01/25/1947 Unknown Venue - Saginaw Saginaw Michigan USA
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson / Lester Young 03/07/1947 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson / Lester Young 03/08/1947 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson / Lester Young 03/09/1947 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson / Lester Young 03/10/1947 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson / Lester Young 03/11/1947 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson / Lester Young 03/12/1947 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson / Lester Young 03/13/1947 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Lester Young 01/09/1949 Saginaw Auditorium Saginaw Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 10/01/1949 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 09/29/1951 Downtown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 10/18/1952 Broadway-Capitol Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Lester Young 12/28/1952 Madison Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Biggest Rhythm & Blues Show 07/21/1953 Olympia Stadium Detroit Michigan USA
Biggest Rhythm & Blues Show 07/22/1953 IMA Auditorium Flint Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 09/26/1953 Broadway-Capitol Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 10/12/1953 IMA Auditorium Flint Michigan USA
Lester Young 06/15/1954 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Lester Young 06/16/1954 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Lester Young 06/17/1954 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Lester Young 06/18/1954 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Lester Young 06/19/1954 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Lester Young 06/20/1954 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Lester Young 06/22/1954 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA

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