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Young, Eldee

Young, Eldee, acoustic, cello and electric bass, vocalist; b. Chicago, IL, 7 January 1936. He studied at the American Conservatory of Music, Chicago, IL. He's formerly been with The Ramsey Lewis Trio and Young-Hold Unlimited as co-leader. performances include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Apollo Theatre - New York; Newport Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival - Montreux, Switzerland; Longhorn Jazz Festival; Pori, Finland; Mexico City, nightclub, theater and college appearances all over the U.S. and Canada. He's performed with Nancy Wilson, Oscar Brown Jr., Joe Williams, T-Bone Walker, Joe Turner, Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington and many others.

The Ramsey Lewis Trio up to 1965; Young-Holt Unlimited; Various recordings with such artists as James Moody, Sonny Stitts and others; Gold records received for "The In Crowd" and "Hang on Sloopy" with the Ramsey Lewis Trio.  "The Soulful Strut" With Young-Holt Unlimited.  Total of one gold album and three gold 45's.

Films and broadcasts:
He's appeared and performed on network and local television, major movie productions and radio.  Television appearances include Fred Astaire's last television special. Concert

Recognition awards include those received from Downbeat, Record World and Playboy Magazines.  Also honorary citizenship to the city of New Orleans, La and Artistic Excellence 2001-Compass of Singapore Award.

Contact information:
11514 South Loomis
Chicago, Illinois 60643
Phone: (773) 264-8040
Fax: (773) 264-5346
Email: EldeeYoung@AOL.com

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