** Please note this post or page may contain affiliate links and ads, for more information read our full disclosure statement.

Lester Young

Lester 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 what one critic called "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.

Read more on Wikipedia

Listen to Lester Young on Swing City Radio.  We are a Big Band Radio Station playing a wide selection of Big Band and Swing music.

Swing City Radio plays Lester Young - Listen to our station and hear the songs:
I Got Rythm
Lady Be Good


Support Our Station

Big Band & Swing Christmas Music

Affiliate Link
Affiliate Link
Affiliate Link
Affiliate Link

Your Thoughts

Name

Email *

Message *