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Sonny Rollins kicks off 42nd Barcelona Jazz Festival

The famous saxophonist Sony Rollins will kick off the 42nd edition of the Barcelona Jazz Festival tomorrow. The musician is perfoming at the Auditori de Barcelona as part of his 80th Birthday tour.

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03 November 2010 12:17 AM

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ACN / M. Amengual

Barcelona (ACN).- Saxophonist Sony Rollins will inaugurate the 42nd edition of the Barcelona Jazz Festival tomorrow. He is performing at the Auditori de Barcelona for his 80th Birthday Tour. It will be his only performance in the Spanish state. Rollins will be awarded with the festival\u2019s gold medal. The musician said that without music, he would have no concept of life and that he feels \u201Cprivileged\u201D not only to be able to play, but to \u201Cbetter understand life\u201D. Rollins will join bassist Bob Cranshaw, drummer Kobe Watkins, guitarist Peter Bernstein and percussionist Sammy Figueroa in his performance.


The living jazz legend Sony Rollins will inaugurate the 42nd edition of the Barcelona Jazz Festival for his 80th birthday tour. It will be the 6th time that Rollins will play the festival. To congratulate him, he will be awarded with the festival\u2019s gold medal. Rollins says that he \u201Calways had good concerts\u201D in Barcelona and hopes \u201Cthis continues\u201D.

Music has always played an important role in Sonny Rollins\u2019 life. As a celebration of his birthday, he is kicking off an \u201880th Birthday Tour\u2019. \u201CThis is my life, this is my whole life, this is my only life\u201D, he said.

Admired by greats such a Miles Davis and Charlie Parker, Rollins has always considered it an \u201Chonour\u201D to play with his idols, but also says that he deserves it. Rollins affirmed that it is \u201Cimpossible\u201D to repeat that generation, but trusts that another generation will come. \u201CThis is life, we cannot live in the past\u201D, said Rollins.

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