Sonny Rollins is an American jazz tenor saxophonist, widely recognized as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians. He has worked with greats such as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, and Max Roach. In May 2007, he was awarded the prestigious Polar Music Prize. In March 2011, he received the National Medal Of Arts from President Barack Obama.
Born on September 7, 1930 in New York City, Sonny Rollins has made significant contributions to the world of jazz throughout his career. His innovative style and virtuosic playing have earned him a reputation as a true master of his craft.
Rollins' collaborations with other legendary musicians have produced some of the most iconic recordings in jazz history. His ability to seamlessly blend different musical styles and create unique improvisations sets him apart from other artists in the genre.