Orrin Keepnews talks about producing Sonny
Dr. Rollins! Juilliard Commencement, May 24, 2013
They named the wrong bridge! Sonny practiced on the Williamsburg Bridge,
not the Brooklyn Bridge.
Sonny received the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors
Photo: Ruth David
SONNY ROLLINS ONE OF 10 RECIPIENTS OF 2010 NATIONAL MEDAL OF ARTS
Saxophonist Sonny Rollins was one of ten honorees who received the 2010 National Medal of Arts for outstanding achievements and support of the arts. The presentation was made on March 2 by President Barack Obama in an East Room ceremony at the White House.
“I’m very happy that jazz, the greatest American music, is being recognized through this honor, and I’m grateful to accept this award on behalf of the gods of our music,” Mr. Rollins said of the award.
The National Medal of Arts recipients represent the many vibrant and diverse art forms thriving in America,” said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. “Sonny Rollins’ melodic sensibilities, playing style, and solos have delighted audiences and influenced generations of musicians for over fifty years and I join the President and the country in saluting him.”
Stories From the Yogic Heart is a powerfully-inspiring compilation of 27 stories about how yoga has radically transformed the lives of many. How it has healed, how it has saved, how it has let us feel our connection to all.
Whether you practice Ashtanga, Sivananda, Scaravelli, Kripalu, Iyengar or other variations of hatha yoga, you will thoroughly enjoy this book which features stories from the shores of India to the hills of Hollywood...
Personal stories by a number of yoga practitioners, including Sonny Rollins.