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A Tribute To Sonny Rollins

ma 4 maart 21:30
Dit concert heeft reeds plaatsgevonden
Adres: 's-Gravendijkwal 127 - Rotterdam
 A Tribute To Sonny Rollins


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.\nRollins 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.\nSome 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.\nRollins’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.


Claudio jr de Rosa - sax
Yussif Barakat - contrabas
Gregory Eric Smith - drums