Home » Jazz News » Jazz Musician of the Day: Oscar Peterson

Birthday News

Jazz Musician of the Day: Oscar Peterson

By

Sign in to view read count

All About Jazz is celebrating Oscar Peterson's birthday today!

One of the most admired pianists in jazz, Oscar Peterson has rightfully claimed the same sort of status as earlier greats such as James P. Johnson, Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Fats Waller, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, and Bill Evans. Possibly the most successful artist produced by Canada, he appeared on well over 200 albums spanning six decades and won numerous awards, including eight Grammys. During his career he performed and recorded with, among others, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, and Charlie Parker. He was beyond doubt an authentic...Read more.

Place our Musician of the Day widget on your website or blog.

Visit Website

Post a comment

Tags

Jazz News

Popular

Get more of a good thing!

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories, our special offers, and includes upcoming jazz events near you.