Update Sonny Fortune Follow

Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Born: May 19, 1939

When critics speak of Sonny Fortune, names like Coltrane, Cannonball, Young, Bechet, Hawkins and Parker are mentioned. Quite a legacy - but well deserved - for Sonny Fortune embodies all of the finest qualities of those late, great musicians: hard work, dedication to his art, and exceptional music. Lucky for us, Sonny is still here and blowing hard.

Born in Philadelphia on May 19, 1939, he was 18 years old before deciding to pursue a career in jazz. In 1967 he moved to New York. Says the quiet, straight-talking Fortune of that move: “Eventually, in order to find out if you really have what it takes, you have to go to the center, and that's New York...you can only do so much in your hometown.”...
read more


Featured recording “Last Night At Sweet Rhythm”

Last Night At Sweet Rhythm

Sound Reason
  • BUY

    Last Night at Sweet Rhythm

    Sound Reason
  • BUY

    Infinity Is

    Milestone Records
  • BUY

    You and the Night and the Music

    18th & Vine
  • BUY

    Sonny Fortune: Trilogy Collection

    Sound Reason
  • BUY


    Sound Reason
  • BUY

    Great Friends

    Evidence Music
  • BUY

    A Better Understanding

    Milestone Records
View Discography Page

This information is provided by the musician profile administrator or discogs.com.

Watch More Videos


There are no Sonny Fortune events at Jazz Near You. Add one now.
Push your events to your social pages. Learn how here.
Rank: 1,320
Views: 11,436
Fans: 8
Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Reset password.

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.
Email Local Jazz Events!

Email Local Jazz Events

or search site with Google

Help improve the Sonny Fortune profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Sonny Fortune musician profile.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.