|Birth name||Oscar Emmanuel Peterson|
|Born||August 15, 1925|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Died||December 23, 2007|
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
|Years active||1945 - 2007|
Oscar Emmanuel Peterson (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist. Peterson won eight Grammy Awards and was put into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1978. His career lasted for more than 65 years.
He was born in Montreal, where his father taught him to play the piano. While at high school he had lessons with a Hungarian classical pianist, Paul de Marky.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Rob Gillies (24 December 2007). "Jazz Great Oscar Peterson Dies at 82". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on 28 February 2008. Retrieved 22 September 2021.
- ↑ "Oscar Peterson: Bio". Archived from the original on 2009-12-23. Retrieved 2009-12-20.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Oscar Peterson and Andre Previn - A mix of stories and music on BBC Channel 4
- An album "We Get Requests" (1964) by the Oscar Peterson Trio at YouTube