Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson dies at 82
Monday, December 24, 2007
The Montreal-born Peterson learned to play piano in childhood and by the 1940s was actively performing in Canadian big bands such as the Johnny Holmes Orchestra. A groundbreaking performance at New York's Carnegie Hall in 1949 brought Peterson's career to an international level.
Among many honours, he was appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honour, in 1984. He also received seven Grammy Awards and in 1978 was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
- "Canadian jazz great Oscar Peterson dies" — , December 24, 2007
- "Jazz great Oscar Peterson dead at 82" — , December 24, 2007