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|Birth name||Theodore Walter Rollins|
|Also known as||Newk, Colossus, Uncle Don|
September 7, 1930 |
New York City, New York, United States
|Genres||Jazz, hard bop|
|Occupation(s)||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.
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Rollins at Newport Jazz Festival in 2008
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