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William "Sonny" Criss (October 23, 1927 - November 19, 1977) was an American musician.
An alto saxophonist of modest prominence during the era of . Like his partial namesake, Sonny Stitt, Criss was never considered a true innovator (see Charlie Parker), but was a stylist and exceptional player in his own right, and furthered the bebop vocabulary.

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  • 23 October 1927
  • Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States Died 19 November 1977 (Aged 50)

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