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Billie Holiday - Wikipedia


Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nickname...

Mississippi Jazz Musician Lester (Prez) Young


Biography and Major Works of Lester (Prez) Young, a Jazz Musician from ... MAJOR WORKS BIOGRAPHY TIMELINE RELATED WEBSITES BIBLIOGRAPHY  ...

Lester Young - Saxophonist - Biography.com


4 days ago ... Explore the life of tenor saxophonist Lester Young, the musician dubbed the Prez by his peers for his top-tier status, on Biography.com.

Chronology - The University of Michigan Press


1909 Lester Willis Young born in Woodville, Mississippi, August 27. Shortly after, the family moves to New Orleans. 1919– Young moves to Memphis, then to ...

Lester Young: Biography & Songs | Study.com


In this lesson learn how Lester Young, who began his career by playing in his family's band and became a star in the Kansas City jazz scene. Read...

Lester Young @ All About Jazz


Feb 13, 2014 ... Learn about and follow jazz musician Lester Young (Saxophone) at All About Jazz.

Great Artists in Saxophone History - Changing Jazz and Saxophone ...


Ironically, he actually played in the Young family band with Lester Young early on . Webster took Hawkins place in the Fletcher Henderson band and later ...

Fine and Mellow » Billie Holiday


The show's performance of “Fine and Mellow” reunited Billie Holiday with her estranged long-time friend and stirring collaborator Lester Young for the final time .

100 Essential Jazz Albums - The New Yorker


May 19, 2008 ... Lester Young, “The Lester Young/Count Basie Sessions 1936-40” (Mosaic, 2008; ... Lester Young, “Kansas City Swing” (Definitive, 2004; tracks ...

Billie Holiday Biography - life, family, childhood, name, death, history ...


Holiday's relationship with Basie's star tenor saxophonist Lester Young (1909– 1959) is the stuff of legend. They were great musical coworkers and great friends  ...