A Tribute To Sonny Rollins

Mar 2024


March 4



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's-Gravendijkwal 127 a, 3021 EK Rotterdam, Netherlands

Sonny Rollins is one of the most influential and celebrated saxophonists in the history of jazz music. Born Theodore Walter Rollins on September 7, 1930, in New York City, he began playing the saxophone at a young age. He quickly gained recognition for his distinctive sound and innovative improvisational style.

Rollins emerged during the bebop era in the 1940s and became associated with musicians like Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk. He played a significant role in the development of hard bop and post-bop styles. His playing is characterized by a powerful tone, virtuosic technique, and a penchant for extended improvisations.

Some of Sonny Rollins’s most famous albums include “Saxophone Colossus” (1956), “Way Out West” (1957), and “The Bridge” (1962). He is known for compositions like “St. Thomas,” “Oleo,” and “Doxy,” which have become jazz standards.

Rollins’s career has been marked by numerous accolades, including Grammy Awards, induction into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and recognition as a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master. Despite retiring from touring in 2012, his influence on jazz continues to be felt, and his recordings remain cherished by jazz enthusiasts worldwide.

Line up :

Claudio Jr De Rosa, Yusif Barakat, Gregory Eric Smith

Tickets at the Door: 7,50.- Euro