Sonny Rollins

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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 88)
New York City, New York, United States
GenresJazz, hard bop
OccupationsMusician, composer, bandleader
InstrumentsTenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Years activeLate 1940s-present
LabelsPrestige, Blue Note, Contemporary, RCA Victor, Impulse!, Milestone, Doxy
Associated actsClifford Brown, Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham, Art Farmer, Dizzy Gillespie, Babs Gonzales, J.J. Johnson, Jackie McLean, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Max Roach
Websitehttp://www.sonnyrollins.com/

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]

Rollins was born in New York City.

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