Sonny Rollins Similar Artists

Count Basie

Count Basie - 89% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Blues Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Vocals Musicals & The Arts Big Band & Swing Documentaries Easy Listening Pop / Rock Television War
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William Allen Basie, 21 August 1904, Red Bank, New Jersey, USA, d. 26 April 1984, Hollywood, California, USA. Band leader and pianist Basie grew up in Red Bank, just across the Hudson River from New York City. His mother gave him his first lessons at the piano, and he used every opportunity to hear the celebrated kings of New York keyboard - James P. Johnson, Willie ‘Th Read more

Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman - 58% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Jazz Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Classical Kids & Family Music & Radio Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals World Music
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Benjamin David Goodman, 30 May 1909, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 20 June 1986, New York City, New York, USA. Born into a large, impoverished family of immigrants, Goodman experienced hard times while growing up. Encouraged by his father to learn a musical instrument, Goodman and two of his brothers took lessons; as the youngest and smallest he learned to play the clarinet. Th Read more

Charlie Parker - 58% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Drama Documentaries Music & Radio Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Charles Christopher Parker, 29 August 1920, Kansas City, Kansas, USA, d. 12 March 1955, New York City, New York, USA. Although he was born on the Kansas side of the state line, Parker was actually raised across the Kaw River in Kansas City, Missouri. His nickname was originally ‘Yardbird’ due to his propensity for eating fried chicken - later this was shortened to Read more

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong - 58% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Vocals Pop / Rock Jazz Musicals & The Arts Drama Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Big Band & Swing Television Comedy Music & Radio Soundtracks Vocals World Music Documentaries Blues Blues Easy Listening Music Theme
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4 August 1901, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 6 July 1971, New York City, New York, USA. It is impossible to overstate Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong’s importance in jazz, as he was one of the most influential artists in the music’s history. He was also more than just a jazz musician, he was an enormously popular entertainer (a facet upon which some critics f Read more

Coleman Hawkins - 55% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock World Music
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Coleman Randolph Hawkins, 21 November 1904, St. Joseph, Missouri, USA, d. 19 May 1969, New York City, New York, USA. Coleman Hawkins (aka ‘Bean’ and ‘Hawk’) is a colossus of the tenor saxophone, and hence of jazz. He was the first to use the instrument as a serious means of expression and continued to be open to new developments for 40 years. Starting pia Read more

Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus - 54% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Reggae Soundtracks Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries Drama
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Thelonious Monk - 54% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Foreign Films Music & Radio Documentaries Drama Sci-Fi / Fantasy
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Thelonious Sphere Monk, 11 October 1917, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA, d. 17 February 1982, Weehawken, New Jersey, USA. Monk’s family moved to New York when he was five years old. He started playing piano a year later, receiving formal tuition from the age of 11 onwards. At Stuyvesant High School he excelled at physics and maths, and also found time to play organ in Read more

Fats Waller

Fats Waller - 49% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Big Band & Swing Blues Horror Music & Radio R&B / Soul Vocals
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Thomas Wright Waller, 21 May 1904, Waverley, New York, USA, d. 15 December 1943, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Influenced by his grandfather, a violinist, and his mother, Waller was playing piano at students’ concerts and organ in his father’s church by the time he was 10 years old. In 1918, while still in high school, he was asked to fill in for the regular organist Read more

Fletcher Henderson - 48% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Big Band & Swing
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Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, 18 December 1897, Cuthbert, Georgia, USA, d. 28 December 1952, New York City, New York, USA. One of the most important figures in the development of big band music, in the early 30s Henderson set the standards by which early big band jazz was measured. He did this through a combination of selecting leading jazz players for his band and, together Read more

Lionel Hampton - 48% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Holiday & Seasonal Blues Soundtracks Television Urban & Rap
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20 April 1908 (some claim 1909 and 1914), Louisville, Kentucky, USA, d. 31 August 2002, New York, USA. After living briefly in Louisville and Birmingham, Alabama, Hampton was taken to Chicago where he lived with his grandparents. They sent him to Holy Rosary Academy at Collins, Wisconsin, where he was taught the rudiments of military band drumming by a Dominican nun. Followi Read more

John Coltrane - 45% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Blues Music Theme
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John William Coltrane, 23 September 1926, Hamlet, North Carolina, USA, d. 17 July 1967, New York, USA. Coltrane grew up in the house of his maternal grandfather, Rev. William Blair (who gave him his middle name), a preacher and community spokesman. While he was taking clarinet lessons at school, his school band leader suggested his mother buy him an alto saxophone. In 1939 h Read more

Lester Young - 45% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Blues
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Lester Willis Young, 27 August 1909, Woodville, Mississippi, USA, d. 15 March 1959, New York City, New York, USA. Born into a musical family, Young was taught several instruments by his father. As a child he played drums in the family’s band, but around 1928 he quit the group and switched to tenor saxophone. His first engagements on this instrument were with Art Bronson Read more

Miles Davis

Miles Davis - 45% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Music & Radio Jazz Drama Foreign Films Soundtracks Television Documentaries Pop / Rock
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Miles Dewy Davis, 25 May 1926, Alton, Illinois, USA, d. 28 September 1991, Santa Monica, California, USA. Davis was born into a comparatively wealthy middle-class family and both his mother and sister were capable musicians. He was given a trumpet for his thirteenth birthday by his dentist father, who could not have conceived that his gift would set his son on the road to be Read more

Earl Hines - 44% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Documentaries Easy Listening Pop / Rock
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Oscar Peterson - 43% match to Sonny Rollins

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Mystery / Thriller Pop / Rock Vocals
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15 August 1925, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, d. 23 December 2007, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Blessed with an attractive stage personality, this behemoth of mainstream jazz’s fluid technique was influenced by Art Tatum, Errol Garner and, later, George Shearing. After studying trumpet, illness redirected Peterson to the piano. His enthusiasm resulted in endless hours of p Read more

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