Sonny Rollins facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Sonny Rollins
Background information
Birth name Theodore Walter Rollins
Also known as Newk, Colossus, Uncle Don
Born September 7, 1930 (1930-09-07) (ageĀ 89)
New York City, New York, United States
Genres Jazz, hard bop
Occupations Musician, composer, bandleader
Instruments Tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Years active Late 1940s-present
Labels Prestige, Blue Note, Contemporary, RCA Victor, Impulse!, Milestone, Doxy
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

Theodore Walter "Sonny" Rollins (born September 7, 1930) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Rollins is widely known as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians. A number of his compositions, such as "St. Thomas", "Oleo", "Doxy", and "Airegin", have become jazz standards.

Rollins was born in New York City.

Images for kids

Sonny Rollins Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.