Oscar Peterson Biography

Pianist (1925–2007)
Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson won eight Grammy Awards during his career. A noted soloist, he played with many of the greatest musicians of the time.


Born in Montreal, Canada on August 15, 1925, Oscar Peterson was a famous jazz pianist in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. He moved to the U.S. in 1949 and appeared at Carnegie Hall and began touring with Norman Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic troupe. He teamed up with some of the best jazz musicians at the time. His recordings won eight Grammy Awards. He performed publically until 2006 and died one year later.

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