Oscar Peterson

Hard bop, Musical Artist

1925 – 2007

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Who was Oscar Peterson?

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 other numerous awards and honours. He is considered to have been one of the greatest jazz pianists, having played thousands of live concerts to audiences worldwide in a career lasting more than 60 years.

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Born
Aug 15, 1925
Montreal
Also known as
  • Oscar Emmanuel Peterson
  • Oscar Petersen
  • Maharajah of the Keyboard
  • The Brown Bomber of Boogie-Woogie
  • Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC, CQ, OOnt
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Nationality
  • Canada
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Lived in
  • Montreal
Died
Dec 23, 2007
Mississauga

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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