Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Oscar Peterson. Absolutely, I love it.". Canada's own Oscar Peterson, with I believe Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on the drums, pushes his way through a classic version of "Night Train". "It's not something I ever expect from anyone â I Â don't just mean Montreal â Oscar was always humbled by every honour he received, and I feel the same way.". Canadian jazz legend Oscar Peterson performs on the Stravinski hall stage during the 39th Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, Saturday, July 16, 2005. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. "People play Bach. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current. They were married in 1987. Oscar Peterson, Soundtrack: Phantom Thread. A petition launched last week by Naveed Hussain calling on the city to renameÂ Lionel-GroulxÂ Metro station after Peterson, who grew up in the nearby Little Burgundy neighbourhood, has been gaining traction, so far garnering more thanÂ 16,000 signatures. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, but simply "O.P." I’m not missing an opportunity to go to a jazz festival with one of greatest jazz musicians all time. Oscar Emmanuel Peterson was born in the poor St. Henri district of Montreal on Aug. 15, 1925, one of five children of Daniel Peterson, a West Indian … I’ll take fish’.Â And he walked in. Edit your search or learn more. Daniel Peterson, a self-taught piano player, instructed his wife and their five children how to play. Obituary for Oscar Peterson. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. We developed a friendship. Soon, though, she did move on because the friendship with Oscar became an affair of the heart. He called several times from February to June, she said. MONTREAL — The widow of legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson says she is heartened by a petition calling for Montreal to rename a metro station in his honour. Oscar Emmanuel Peterson was born in Montreal on August 15 1925, the son of West Indian immigrant parents. Oscar Peterson died onDecember 23, 2007. Photos. “WeÂ had a little trio that played in the bar and to keep the bar open, we had to serve food.Â Oscar always ate dinner after his concerts, not before, and so he was always looking for a place to eat after a show.”, Kelly and Oscar in Paris in 2006. He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, simply "O.P." Kelly was good at her job and in February, 1981, she had just been made the manager of the restaurant. If raindrops were made of crystal, they’d be akin to the sound of Oscar Peterson playing. He was 82. An STM spokesperson said stations are typically named after the streets they exit onto or nearby landmarks.The STM has only ever made five name changes since the Metro opened in 1966, and it'sÂ had a moratorium on name changes since 2006. "It always really warms my heart and thrills me to see him being remembered. His album, Oscar Peterson at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival, from 1956 was considered a highlight of his career. “Never in a million years would I have done that, but it made me happy. First Name Oscar #41. Oscar Peterson, the famous jazz musician, started his recording career in the mid 40s with records for RCA. Oscar Peterson Wiki: Salary, Married, Wedding, Spouse, Family Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, Template:Post-nominals (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer. The fourth of five children, Peterson was raised in the poor St. Henri neighbourhood of Montréal, also known as Little Burgundy, to parents who hailed from St. Kitts and the British Virgin Islands. "I've always felt that his music will outlive all of us: people will be listening to Oscar's music 100 years from now, so it would be nice if there are other things that represent him, as well.". AKA Oscar Emmanuel Peterson. 1940s. Most Popular #59816. Spouse(s) Maureen O'Connor: Robert Oscar Peterson (March 13, 1916 – April 18, 1994) was an American businessman and philanthropist. ", "To have so many people in the neighbourhood in which he grew up wanting to honour him and remember him that way is really overwhelming.". MONTREAL -- The widow of legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson says she is heartened by a petition calling for Montreal to rename a metro station in his honour.. Kelly Peterson … New location for Daisy Peterson-Sweeney Park is 'lovely,' family says, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. There's also a mural across from the green space in Little Burgundy near the Metro station, inaugurated in 2010. Oscar Peterson / photographed by D.C. Langford, ca. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. The track was a part of his Africa Suite , completed in 1979 . “He would talk about his shows, and askÂ about what I was doing. Peterson died yesterday (Dec. 23) at … Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Keystone, Martial Trezzini . It was a fish restaurant.”. “I wound up in Sarasota, Florida, and I was working at a restaurant there. Quick Fact . He had one child, Celine, with his widow Kelly. Oscar Peterson was born on August 15, 1925, in the Canadian city of Montreal, acquiring the musical confidence he exhibits today at an early age. He didn’t fire me, I had a job when I got back.”. Natasha Gauthier reviews: In person and an out of body music... Natasha Gauthier Review: NACO finds great Solace in a return... Chamberfest: Cheng2Duo gives Beethoven a Lift. Record information. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. He had seven children. To get better results, add more information such as Birth Info, Death Info and Location—even a guess will help. In 1983, Canadian jazz legend Oscar Peterson performed a piece of music called Peace in Tokyo. Leo Pianist #5. “I said, ‘Then you are going to have to fire me because I’m going. In Montreal, a concert hall at Concordia University bears Peterson's name, as does a park not far fromÂ Lionel-Groulx station. When she told her boss what she was doing he told her she couldn’t go. He also had three daughters (Lyn, Sharon, and Gay) and three sons (Oscar, Jr., Norman, and Joel) with his first and third wives. “I was on duty and I recognized him right away. Check out John Hardy's Wife by Oscar Peterson on Amazon Music. Very effective in small groups, jam sessions, and in accompanying singers, O.P. "I would be delighted and thrilled and honoured if the city wanted to do something to honour Oscar even more," Peterson said. I told him I was a fan and we chatted. “I went. “It’s really hard, it depends on my mood. Kelly Peterson told The Canadian Press that as trustee of the late musician's estate, she's always looking for ways to further his legacy and welcomes the effort by a Montreal man to see her late husband recognized. Kelly GreenÂ met Oscar Peterson in 1981. I thought ‘How sweet’. A city spokespersonÂ indicated this week officials would be open to finding a different way of honouring the jazz legend whose career spanned more than 60 years. The restaurant was closed for much of it and she swapped another day with a colleague. Death, Burial, Cemetery & Obituaries . More about Oscar Peterson This is Oscar Peterson talking. His father, who worked as a porter with the Canadian Pacific Railway, was a … Oscar Peterson, whose early talent, speedy fingers and musical genius made him one of the world's best known jazz pianists, has died. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Young Oscar initially studied the trumpet as well as the piano, but after a lengthy bout with tuberculosis in the early 1930s, which claimed the life of his older brother Fred, Oscar concentrated on the piano. Kelly Peterson, who lives in southern Ontario, saidÂ it's not for her to get involved in Montreal city politics or change its policies. However, the City of Montreal and its transit agency, theÂ SociÃ©tÃ© de transport de MontrÃ©alÂ (STM),Â have said that renaming a Metro station is complicated and not likely to happen. Pianist Born in Canada #4. Sandra Cynthia Andrews Peterson, the former wife of acclaimed musician Oscar Peterson, has passed after an accidental fall down a flight of stairs. Records Categories. Comments are welcome while open. He released over 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards, and received numerous other awards and honours. Just last year, the city honoured Peterson's late sister, Daisy Peterson-Sweeney, an accomplished music teacher, by naming a park in the neighbourhood for her. The widow of legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson says she is heartened by a petition calling for Montreal to rename one of its Métro stations in his honour. Oscar Peterson was one of the greatest piano players of all time. A previous grassroots attempt to rename Lionel-Groulx station for Peterson in 2008, shortly after the musician's death, did not succeed. All results for Nels Oscar Petterson. Oscar Peterson Popularity . by his friends. He also always asked ‘Are you going to come to New York?’. “I was a fan,” she told ARTSFILE during an interview about the Canada Scene concert Oscar, With Love. However, Peterson credits his father with first instilling in him the importance of music. was at his absolute best when performing unaccompanied solos. “I was a fan,” she told ARTSFILE during an interview about the Canada Scene concert Oscar, With Love.Â “I had been to his concerts in Rochester and in New York City when I was living there after university. "I love the idea of Oscar being honoured," Peterson said Thursday. Oscar Peterson's first wife was Lillian Fraser (1944-1958), followed by Sandra King (1966-1976), Charlotte Huber (1977-1987) and Kelly Peterson (1987-2007). After a long career in journalism with the Ottawa Citizen where he served in a number of different posts he returned to the arts when he became the Citizen's arts editor. His mother, Kathleen, worked as a domestic and his father, Daniel, was a boatswain in the Merchant Marines who became a porter with the Canadian Pacific Railway. The Montreal Chamber Music Festival presents the concert Celebrating Oscar Peterson, Friday, June 1, at 8 p.m. at Pollack Hall, 555 Sherbrooke … Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Somebody Loves Me - Oscar Peterson on AllMusic - 2005 Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC CQ OOnt (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist, virtuoso and composer. As member of the group "Jazz at the Philharmonic" he started touring in the 50s and continued until late in the 60s. Kelly Peterson … “I love Love Ballade, When Summer Comes and Peace, the one he wrote for South Africa. Oscar Peterson was previously married to Kelly Peterson (1990 - 2007), Lillian Peterson (1944 - 1964), Sandra Peterson (1966) and Charlotte Peterson. A love story: How Kelly Green met and later married Oscar Peterson Kelly Green met Oscar Peterson in 1981. It was going to be a four-day weekend over the July 4 holiday. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.com. Peacefully at home on Sunday December 23rd, 2007 with his loving wife Kelly and his daughter Celine by his side. He released over 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards, and received numerous other … Associated With. Peterson, Oscar E., C.C., O.Ont., LLD., D.Mus. At 78 and after more than 50 years as an international jazz star, he is a legend. A pianist with phenomenal technique on the level of his idol, Art Tatum, Peterson's speed, dexterity, and ability to swing at any tempo were amazing. Oscar Peterson, whose early talent, speedy fingers and musical genius made him one of the world's best known jazz pianists, has died. Credit : Library and Archives Canada, R12872-181 . People play Beethoven.Â I want people to play Oscar Peterson," she said. During this time he made also numerous recordings for various labels. Quick Fact. The late Oscar Peterson, seen here with his wife, Kelly Peterson, died in 2008. A self-taught amateur organist and strict disciplinarian, he led the family band in concerts at churches and community halls, and insisted that all … A highly accomplished jazz pianist with a long and illustrious career spanning six decades, Oscar Peterson is considered to be one of the greatest pianists of all times. Born with a naturally perfect pitch, he learned to play classical piano from his older sister Daisy, who also taught piano to Montreal pianist Oliver Jones. Father of seven children: four daughters (Lyn, Sharon, Gay, Celine) and three sons (Oscar Jr., Norman, Joel). Peter Robb began his connection with the arts community in Ottawa in the mid-1980s when he was the administrator and public relations director of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. Natasha Gauthier review: A little Woke music from NACO. Family Life. Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Location of death: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Cause of deat. Peterson is well-known for his 'grow up' approach to adulthood and his 2018 book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, is an international bestseller, having sold more than 5million copies. Name: Nels Oscar Petterson. Edit Search New search. Daniel Peterson, a West-Indian born Canadian Pacific Railroad porter and amateur musician himself, insisted that each of … Sandy, who had strong links to south Etobicoke, was 83. Oscar Peterson does have schools named for him in the Ontario communities of Mississauga and Stouffville, as well as a small square in Toronto's financial district. MONTREAL—Daisy Sweeney, the woman credited with being the first teacher of Canadian musical talents like her brother Oscar Peterson and Oliver Jones, has died at … The young woman said her mother, Kelly, Peterson’s fourth wife, was … Results 1-20 of 592,057. "I don't live there.Â I don't feel I have the right to get involved in something that has an impact on the residents, and I'm not one of them," she said. The widow of legendary jazz pianist Peterson says she is heartened by a petition calling for Montreal to rename a metro station in his honour. I was working that night.” The restaurant was one of two that stayed open late into the night. Oscar Peterson had an encounter with Lionel Hampton. He was told there were two options: a French restaurant and a fish restaurant. Kelly Peterson's focus has been on promoting her late husband'sÂ musical legacy â the songs that he recorded and played, but more recently, those he composed himself, so that people can see a more complete version of Oscar Peterson. “Finally I asked, ‘Why?’ He said ‘I just want to get to know you and I have the means to bring you to me’.” That honesty worked and she said yes. It was fairy tale encounter. As the founder of the Jack in the Box restaurant chain, he popularized the drive-through fast food restaurant concept. Photo courtesy Kelly and Celine Peterson. He was an internationally renowned soloist who had also played with many of the best known musicians of his times. “Oscar said, ‘A French restaurant in Sarasota, Florida? • Put on the spot about which Oscar Peterson songs and albums she loves best, his widow hesitates for several seconds. One of my favourite albums is the one that he did with Joe Pass in Paris, which is just piano and guitar. A dedicated performer, Peterson continued to perform live even after a stroke in 1993 limited use of his left hand. He was married four times and fathered seven children. He played as an accompanying pianist to jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald. He was 82. Maharajah of the keyboard. Videos. by his friends, and informally in the jazz community as "the King of inside swing". The petition to call it Oscar Peterson station has garnered more than 16,000 signatures, but both Montreal and the STM have said renaming a Metro station is complicated and unlikely to happen. At that point, Oscar’s taxi had not shown and Kelly drove him to his hotel. “Oscar was playing in Sarasota but I couldn’t go. It was fairy tale encounter. He is considered one of the greatest jazz pianists, and played thousands of concerts worldwide in a career la… MONTREAL — The widow of … When he was leaving, he handed me his business card and said ‘If you want to come to New York (to see him in concert), call me and you can be my guest’. It was a nice thing to do.”. The widow of legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson says she is heartened by a petition calling for Montreal to rename a Metro station in his honour. "But the honour? Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6.