Sonny Fortune Memorial at Saint Peter's Church

Stephen S Johns uploaded this event on September 7, 2019

Where

Saint Peter's Church
619 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
Map
212-935-2200

When

Mon, September 30, 2019
6:30 pm

About

Dear Jazz Friends and Beyond:

Almost one year ago, on October 25, 2018, the jazz world was shocked and saddened to learn the news of Sonny Fortune’s sudden passing as the result of a cerebral hemorrhage. After months of planning, the Fortune family, along with friends, colleagues and band members of Sonny Fortune are proud to present a memorial service for the legendary saxophonist/composer. The memorial will be held on Monday September 30, 2019, from 6:30PM to 9:00PM at St. Peters Church, 619 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022.

Cornelius “Sonny” Fortune was born on May 19, 1939 in Philadelphia, PA. Growing up in Philly, Sonny was steeped in the city’s vibrant jazz scene with musicians such as Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner, John Coltrane, Jimmy Heath and many others. Following his move to New York City in 1967, Fortune began working with the great drummer Elvin Jones, who hired the saxophonist on the basis of the recommendation of Coltrane. Later, Sonny played a major role in some of the most significant jazz bands in the history of the genre including Mongo Santamaria, McCoy Tyner, Miles Davis, Nat Adderley, Buddy Rich and many others. ...

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