Oscar Peterson

Canadian jazz pianist, band leader, composer

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.

Oscar Peterson
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Background information
Birth nameOscar Emmanuel Peterson
BornAugust 15, 1925
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
DiedDecember 23, 2007
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Years active1945 - 2007
WebsiteOfficial website

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.


  1. Rob Gillies (24 December 2007). "Jazz Great Oscar Peterson Dies at 82". San Francisco Chronicle.
  2. "Oscar Peterson: Bio". Retrieved 2009-12-20.

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