Sonny Rollins

American jazz saxophonist and composer

Theodore Walter "Sonny" Rollins (born September 7, 1930)[1] is an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Rollins is widely known as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians.[1] A number of his compositions, such as "St. Thomas", "Oleo", "Doxy", and "Airegin", have become jazz standards.[1]

Sonny Rollins
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Background information
Birth nameTheodore Walter Rollins
Also known asNewk, Colossus, Uncle Don
Born (1930-09-07) September 7, 1930 (age 92)
New York City, New York, United States
GenresJazz, hard bop
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, bandleader
InstrumentsTenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Years activeLate 1940s-present
LabelsPrestige, Blue Note, Contemporary, RCA Victor, Impulse!, Milestone, Doxy
Websitehttp://www.sonnyrollins.com/

Rollins was born in New York City.

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