Lester Young

Lester Willis Young (August 27, 1909 ? March 15, 1959), nicknamed "Pres", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist. He also played trumpet, violin, and drums. ... more on Wikipedia

Lester Young Filmography

tv movie 2011 Page Eight as Himself
video movie 2005 Billie Holiday: The Ultimate Collection as Himself
movie 2004 Improvisation as Himself
movie 1994 A Great Day in Harlem as Himself
movie 1989 The Ladies Sing the Blues as Himself
movie 1979 The Last of the Blue Devils as Himself
movie 1950 Improvisation
movie 1944 Jammin' the Blues as Himself - on Tenor Sax
movie 1938 Policy Man

Lester Young on Youtube


A rare Lester Young performance of "Mean To Me" on "Art Ford's Jazz Party", September 25, 1958. Broadcast by Danmarks Radio. Sound portion originally ...


Life Magazine photographer Gjon Mili joined with jazz producer and Verve-label owner Norman Granz to produce the short film "Jammin' the Blues" in 1944 with ...


From 'The Sound of Jazz', 8 December 1957, one of the first major programs focusing on jazz to air on American network television (CBS). Billie Holiday with ...