On February 28, 2011, Larry Appelbaum conducted an interview with Sonny Rollins
for the Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Project.
We are presenting excerpts from this interview on Sonny's website, updated every two weeks.
This Chapter: Live Music and Dancing
Special thanks to Larry Appelbaum and Ken Kimery.
This interview was made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts "Jazz Masters" initiative
and the Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program. For more information on the oral history program
go to www.smithsonianjazz.org
Photo Credit: Ken Kimery, Program Director, Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program
Larry Appelbaum is a Senior Music Reference Librarian and jazz specialist in the Music Division at
the Library of Congress. He writes regularly for JazzTimes and other magazines and websites
around the world, curates a jazz film series, and is a long time radio host on WPFW-FM in