Matinee 1: Sonny Rollins

Matinee 1: Sonny Rollins

Matinee 1

Sonny Rollins

Saturday, September 29, 11:00am
at Herbst Theatre

Sonny Rollins
Family Matinee Series Series: Family Matinee  

Matinee 1: Sonny Rollins

Both fun and educational, Family Matinees provide a window into the exciting world of live jazz. Each one-hour matinee features live performance, audience participation, Q&A and amazing music. Although designed for elementary school students, our Family Matinees are open to music fans of all ages. This fall, the Marcus Shelby Trio hosts our Matinee series, highlighting the music of the great jazz masters – two of whom will appear at this year’s Festival: Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk and Ornette Coleman. Enjoyed individually or as a series, these Family Matinees will change the way you hear jazz.

Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins is considered as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians. Many of his compositions have become standards in the jazz lexicon, including “St. Thomas,” “Oleo,” “Doxy” and “Airegin.” Throughout his prolific career he performed and recorded with many of the greats such as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker, inspiring generations of musicians with his signature style, as well as pioneering the sound of the “pianoless” trio.