Oscar Peterson Biography

Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC, CQ, OOnt was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer. He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, but simply "O.P." by his friends. He released over 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards, and received numerous other awards and honours. He is considered to have been one of the greatest jazz pianists, and played thousands of concerts worldwide in a career lasting more than 60 years. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Oscar Peterson
Nationality:
Canada
Profession:
Jazz Pianist, Composer, Singer, Actor, Film Score Composer
Date of Birth:
August 15, 1925
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Date of Death:
December 23, 2007
Age at Death:
82
Cause of Death:
Renal failure
Oscar Peterson Timeline
  • 2007-06-08
    Jazz legend Oscar Peterson is forced to cancel his appearance at the Carnegie Hall all-star performance (held in his honour), owing to illness
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