Oscar Peterson

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Oscar Peterson in 1977 Photo: Tom Marcello Webster, New York, USA

There’s Oscar Peterson Boulevard and Oscar Peterson Public School in Mississauga, Ontario; Oscar Peterson Square in downtown Toronto; and, in his hometown of Montreal there’s the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall. And, that’s not to mention the 16 honourary degrees between Canada and the United States. The man who wrote the Canadiana Suite received the nation’s highest honour when he was promoted to Companion of the Order of Canada in 1984. And, following 7 Grammy Awards, he received the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.

Credits:
Jubilation – (O. Peterson)
A Little Jazz Exercise – (O. Peterson) Tami Music MPS Records MPS 5420422
They Can’t Take That Away From Me (G&I Gershwin) Verve 8253732
Narrator: Christian Paul

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