Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins  American Saxophone


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Sonny Rollins is a 89 year old American Saxophinist. Born Theodore Walter Rollins on 7th September, 1930 in New York, NY, he is famous for he started recording with Miles Davis in 1951 and with Thelonious Monk in a career that spans Late 1940s – present and 1947–2012. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

Sonny Rollins is a member of the following lists: Kennedy Center honorees, Musicians from New York City and American songwriters.


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First Name Sonny
Last Name Rollins
Full Name at Birth Theodore Walter Rollins
Alternative Name Newk, Colossus, Uncle Don
Age 90 years
Birthday 7th September, 1930
Birthplace New York, NY
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Religion Buddhist
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Musician, composer, bandleader
Occupation Saxophone
Claim to Fame he started recording with Miles Davis in 1951 and with Thelonious Monk
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, Hard Bop
Music Genre Jazz
Year(s) Active Late 1940s-present, Late 1940s – present, 1947–2012
Music Style Bop
Music Mood Elegant
Instrument Composer
Instrument (text) Tenor saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Record Label Prestige, Blue Note, Contemporary, RCA Victor, Impulse!, Milestone, Doxy, Okeh, EmArcy/Doxie
Associated Acts Clifford Brown, Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham, Art Farmer, Dizzy Gillespie, Babs Gonzales, J.J. Johnson, Jackie McLean, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Modern Jazz Quartet
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Walter Theodore "Sonny" Rollins (born September 7, 1930) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist who is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians. In a seven-decade career, he has recorded over sixty albums as a leader. A number of his compositions, including "St. Thomas", "Oleo", "Doxy", "Pent-Up House", and "Airegin", have become jazz standards. Rollins has been called "the greatest living improviser" and the "Saxophone Colossus".

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Sonny Rollins90 VirgoSaxophone
Stephen Novosel-Bassist
Lucille Pearson Rollins Williams-
Miles Davis65 GeminiTrumpeter
John Coltrane40 VirgoJazz Musician
Aurell Ray-Guitarist




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