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Lester Willis Young, born in 1909, was an extremely talented American Jazz saxophonist & clarinettist. Many sax players have copied his style or were at least heavily influenced by him. His personality and style also became famous. In the early 1930s, he played with Walter Page, Charlie Christian, Fletcher Henderson, Coleman Hawkins and In 1934 he played in Count Basie's band. Lester was nicknamed the "Prez" (Short for President) by Billie Holliday.

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