Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson

Canadian jazz pianist, band leader, composer
A jazz pianist who possessed dazzling, fluid technique and always delivered the musical goods in a powerfully swinging style.
BornAugust 15, 1925
HometownMontreal, Canada
SpouseCharlotte Huber (m 1977 - 1987) , Sandra King (m 1966 - 1976) , Lillian Fraser (m 1944 - 1958) , Kelly Peterson
ChildrenSharon Peterson , Gay Peterson , Joel Peterson , Lyn Peterson , Celine Peterson , Norman Peterson , Oscar Peterson, Jr.
ParentsKathleen Olivia John Peterson , Daniel Peterson


Canada's Music Cities: Montreal's underground music, art and party scene

Montreal has a rich musical heritage, with a scene that spans the jazz of Oscar Peterson to indie acts Arcade Fire and Grimes. DJ and travel writer Woody Anderson drops into Little Burgundy with local band Milk and Bone, takes a cycle tour round Boulevard Saint Laurent and The Mile End with local guides Spade & Palacio, and hooks up with warehouse party scene supremo Seb Cowan of Arbutus records.
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Oscar Peterson - The North Sea Jazz
Oscar Peterson - The North Sea Jazz