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PASSINGS: Snooky Young, Jeff Gralnick
PASSINGS: Snooky Young, Jeff Gralnick

Snooky Young Jazz trumpeter in 'Tonight Show' band Snooky Young, 92, a jazz trumpeter whose long career included working with big bands led by Jimmie Lunceford and Count Basie as well as a lengthy stint with NBC's "Tonight Show" band, died Wednesday at a residence in Newport Beach, said family friend William Selditz. The cause was complications from a lung disorder. Young came to prominence from 1939 to 1942 as lead trumpeter and soloist for Lunceford before working with such noted musicians as Lionel Hampton, Benny Carter and Gerald Wilson. He played several times with Basie, beginning in the early 1940s. "Snooky is one of the world's all-time great...

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