Lester Sterling (January 31, 1936) aka Lester "Ska" Sterling or Mr. Versatile) is a Jamaican trumpet and saxophone player (alto saxophone). He started his career as a trumpet player for Val Bennett's band in 1957 and was also a member of Byron Lee's Dragonaries (on trumpet).
A founding member of The Skatalites. He is commonly overshadowed by well-known band members such as Tommy McCook, Jackie Mittoo or Don Drummond. Sterling is the only original member who is still a part of the band.
Raised in the Kingston Jamaica…
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