Sonny Rollins-CANCELED

Citing ongoing health issues, saxophone legend Sonny Rollins has canceled all June and July 2013 shows, including his June 22 St. Louis appearance at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center.

Jazz St. Louis, presenter for the June 22 date, received the following official statement from Rollins after close of business on Thursday, June 6:

“This past spring, I was dealing with some respiratory issues that necessitated my canceling several concerts. I have been under a doctor’s care, and we were hopeful that I would be able to return to performing in time for my scheduled concerts this month and next. However, I am still not in condition to perform, and regretfully I must cancel these shows.”

All tickets will be refunded by the Touhill Performing Arts Center box office by calling 314-516-4949 or visiting the box office during regular business hours. Jazz St. Louis is sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.


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When Sonny Rollins picks up the tenor saxophone, the world listens. For over half a century, he has played music with the majesty of a Greek god, and today remains one of the few surviving icons from a golden era of jazz that may never be equaled. Rollins first recorded in 1949 and was recognized as one of the most promising, spontaneous, and creative tenor players on the jazz scene, sought after by Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and the Modern Jazz Quartet. As the most formidable of all jazz improvisers, Rollins remains a living inspiration to musicians and listeners worldwide.

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