Sonny Rollins

Genre: Jazz

Country of Origin: United States

Sonny Rollins is known as the original saxophone colossus, a name he earned when he was just 26 years old playing alongside jazz greats Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk and Miles Davis.

Now 80, he is the last of the great bebop saxophonists, and still has incredible form playing with the energy of a man half his age. He refers to jazz as “the king of all musics,” and still performs 20 to 25 dates a year at the cream of international jazz festivals.