As per our current Database, Snooky Young has been died on 11 May, 2011 at Los Angeles, California, USA.
When Snooky Young die, Snooky Young was 92 years old.
|Popular As||Snooky Young|
|Age||92 years old|
|Born||February 3, 1919 (Dayton, Ohio, USA)|
|Town/City||Dayton, Ohio, USA|
Snooky Young’s zodiac sign is Aquarius. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.
Snooky Young was born in the Year of the Goat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.
Born Eugene Edward Young, he grew up in a musical family and originally played the zither. He switched to trumpet while in his early teens playing with the family band (his older brother Granville was also a trumpeter).
After various stints with bands in Atlanta, Georgia, while at the same time finishing high school, Young was 'spotted' by Gerald Wilson and got a gig with the prestigious Jimmie Lunceford big band. He served his apprenticeship with that orchestra for three years (1939-1942) and quickly established a reputation as an accomplished and very swinging lead trumpeter.
One of the great sidemen of the Big Band Era, Young played for many of the great bands of the day at one time or another, most notably with Count Basie (1942,1943,1945-47,1957-62) and Lionel Hampton (1943,1944).
He also led his own orchestra in his home town of Dayton, Ohio, for ten years and in the early 1960's began working in television studios (NBC) in New York. Young was also a founding member of the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra from 1966 (touring Europe in 1969) and equally integral to high-profile groups like the Clarke-Boland Big Band and the Capp-Pierce Juggernaut.
Famous for his high notes and recognised as a master of the plunger mute, Young achieved additional popular acclaim through his lengthy stint as lead trumpeter in Doc Severinsen's band on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962).
A dedicated, rather self-effacing musician to the very end (he only recorded three albums under his own name), he still performed with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra at the venerable age of 91 ! In 2008, he was awarded the NEA Jazz Masters Award.