BirthdayAugust 27, 1909
BirthplaceWoodville, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Lester Young

    Full name: Lester Young
    Also known as: Lester Young, Young, Lester
    Professions: Soundtrack, Actor
    Occupation: Musician

  2. Lester Young Known for

    Stardust Memories (1980), American Splendor (2003), Kelyje (2012), Anything Else (2003)

  3. Lester Young Death information

    Died: Sunday, 15th of March, 1959 (Age: 49)

  4. Lester Young Biography

    Lester Willis Young (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959), nicknamed "Pres" or "Prez", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and occasional clarinetist.Coming to prominence while a member of Count Basie's orchestra, Young was one of the most influential players on his instrument. In contrast to many of his hard-driving peers, Young played with a relaxed, cool tone and used sophisticated harmonies, using "a free-floating style, wheeling and diving like a gull, banking with low, funky riffs that pleased dancers and listeners alike".Known for his hip, introverted style, he invented or popularized much of the hipster jargon which came to be associated with the music.

  5. Lester Young Family

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