Oscar Peterson

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Oscar Peterson
Background information
Birth name Oscar Emmanuel Peterson
Born August 15, 1925
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died December 23, 2007
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Genres Jazz
Instruments Piano
Years active 1945 - 2007
Website Official website

Oscar Emmanuel Peterson (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist. Peterson won seven Grammy Awards and was put into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1978.[1] His career lasted for more than 65 years.

He was born in Montreal, where his father taught him to play the piano.[2] While at high school he had lessons with a Hungarian classical pianist, Paul de Marky.

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