When Sonny Rollins picks up the tenor saxophone, the world listens. For over half a century, he has played music with the majesty of a Greek god, and today remains one of the few surviving icons from a golden era of jazz that will probably never be equaled.
Rollins first recorded in 1949 and was recognized as one of the most promising, spontaneous, and creative tenor players on the jazz scene, sought after by Miles, Monk, and the MJQ. As the most formidable of all jazz improvisers, Sonny remains a living inspiration to musicians and listeners worldwide.
Since his return to the scene full time, he has maintained a steady program of carefully chosen performances and recordings, each one illuminating why, as the Village Voice so aptly put it, he is "the last jazz immortal."
Please note: the Oregon Symphony does not perform.
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets can be purchased on our website until three hours before the concert. After that time, tickets can be purchased at the concert hall starting two hours before the performance.