Sonny Stitt passed away on 22nd Jul 1982 aged 58.
Sonny Stitt is a member of the following lists: 20th-century American musicians, African-American musicians and Musicians from Boston, Massachusetts.
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Edward "Sonny" Stitt (born Edward Boatner, Jr.; February 2, 1924 – July 22, 1982) was an American jazz saxophonist of the bebop/hard bop idiom. He was one of the best-documented saxophonists of his generation, recording over 100 albums. He was nicknamed the "Lone Wolf" by jazz critic Dan Morgenstern, in reference to his relentless touring and devotion to jazz.
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