Lester Duck Warner

Lester Warner, affectionately known as Duck, is a quiet, soft-spoken man who transforms himself into a spectacular entertainer when he takes the stage. His voice is a rich baritone with a beautifull full falsetto that has been compared to Nat “King” Cole. He is a gifted instrumentalist who plays trumpet, flugelhorn and trombone. Duck has headlined Japan’s first International Jazz Festival, Kansas City’s Spirit Festival, and The Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival. He was voted Kansas City’s best male vocalist three years in a row, 2000-2003. Duck has been recognized by the International Trumpet Guild as a veteran of the revered “old school” associated with the special brand of Kansas City “Swing” music. Benny Powell, trombonist with the Count Basie Band, calls Duck a “premiere entertainer.”





American Jazz Museum


Blue Room Jazz Club
1600 E 18th St
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States