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 Lester “Prez” Young

Lester “Prez” Young

Birth
Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi, USA
Death 15 Mar 1959 (aged 49)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Redempton Section, Grave 11418
Memorial ID 4738 · View Source
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Jazz Musician. He is considered one of the greatest tenor saxophonists in jazz history, and played with the like of Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson and Benny Goodman bands, as well as cutting many popular records with jazz singer Billie Holiday, who gave him the nickname "Pres", short for "President." Lester Young, in his turn, dubbed Holiday "Lady Day."

Bio by: Joe Fodor


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  • Added: 17 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4738
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lester “Prez” Young (27 Aug 1909–15 Mar 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4738, citing The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .