Sonny Rollins Carved His Legendary Name

Sonny Rollins remembers the weather. Sunshine. He remembers the band, too. Erskine Hawkins and Dud Bascomb each on trumpet, Paul Bascomb and Julian Dash both bl.

“Tavis Smiley” 11 pm Tuesday, KOCE: Jazz artist Sonny Rollins. Photo: David Archuleta on "Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir." Credit: Intellectual Reserve “Dudu Fisher: In Concert From Israel” 2:30 pm, Thursday KCET: Singer Dudu Fisher

Sonny Rollins said of the honor, “I am deeply appreciative of this great honor. In honoring me, the Kennedy Center honors jazz, America's classical music. For that, I am very grateful.”

Sonny Rollins has just been awarded as one of 2011 Kennedy Center Honorees. The star who is well known for his saxophone skill now is proudly called saxophone l.

“Tavis Smiley” 11 pm Tuesday, KOCE: Jazz artist Sonny Rollins. Photo: David Archuleta on "Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir." Credit: Intellectual Reserve “Dudu Fisher: In Concert From Israel” 2:30 pm, Thursday KCET: Singer Dudu Fisher