by Peter Aaron
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.