Rollins is the only remaining jazz icon who played with Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane during the glory years of bebop and hard bop. Nominated for a Grierson Award in the UK, Beyond the Notes celebrates this octogenarian who still plays to sold-out concerts worldwide. Rollins has received a myriad of awards for excellence around the world, culminating in the Kennedy Center Performing Arts Award he received from President Obama in 2011.
Here’s a trailer for the film:
Sonny Rollins Beyond the Notes will screen at the Woodstock Playhouse on October 2 at 8pm. Tickets are $35 and $50. For more information, visit www.woodstockfilmfestival.com.