Due to illness, Sonny Rollins has been forced to cancel his Celebrity Series of Boston performance on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at 8pm at the Boston Opera House. The event was also to serve as the highlight performance of the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival.
Rollins says, "Due to a recent illness I am unable to perform my upcoming concert in Boston. I am disappointed but I hope to recover soon and I want to thank my many fans who are so loyal to me."
"We wish Sonny the best in his recovery," says Celebrity Series President and Executive Director, Gary Dunning. "Throughout his career, he has been known as one of the most influential jazz musicians, and we hope he returns to the stage as soon as possible."
Patrons who have purchased subscription tickets to the performance will be notified by email and phone of the cancellation and their ticketing options. As part of the 75th anniversary celebration, Celebrity Series has expanded the jazz programming with several exciting artists and performances and patrons may consult www.celebrityseries.org for the full list of events in the 2013-2014 season.
“The last jazz immortal.” —The Village Voice
“Executing the impossible … is the operative trope of Rollins’ astonishing career.” —DownBeat Magazine