The young woman said her mother, Kelly, Peterson’s fourth wife, was … 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. Oscar Peterson, Soundtrack: Phantom Thread. People play Beethoven. I want people to play Oscar Peterson," she said. He called several times from February to June, she said. Associated With. “We had a little trio that played in the bar and to keep the bar open, we had to serve food. 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. Edit your search or learn more. Results 1-20 of 592,057. To get better results, add more information such as Birth Info, Death Info and Location—even a guess will help. One of my favourite albums is the one that he did with Joe Pass in Paris, which is just piano and guitar. 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 … ", "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.". Oscar Peterson Popularity . 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. A city spokesperson indicated this week officials would be open to finding a different way of honouring the jazz legend whose career spanned more than 60 years. A self-taught amateur organist and strict disciplinarian, he led the family band in concerts at churches and community halls, and insisted that all … "I love the idea of Oscar being honoured," Peterson said Thursday. 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. Quick Fact . Oscar Peterson had an encounter with Lionel Hampton. Pianist Born in Canada #4. "People play Bach. 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. I told him I was a fan and we chatted. He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, simply "O.P." Oscar Peterson, the famous jazz musician, started his recording career in the mid 40s with records for RCA. Kelly Peterson's focus has been on promoting her late husband's musical legacy — 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. They were married in 1987. Check out John Hardy's Wife by Oscar Peterson on Amazon Music. At that point, Oscar’s taxi had not shown and Kelly drove him to his hotel. Oscar Peterson, whose early talent, speedy fingers and musical genius made him one of the world's best known jazz pianists, has died. Comments are welcome while open. Kelly Green met Oscar Peterson in 1981. AKA Oscar Emmanuel Peterson. He had seven children. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. • Put on the spot about which Oscar Peterson songs and albums she loves best, his widow hesitates for several seconds. 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. Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Location of death: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Cause of deat. was at his absolute best when performing unaccompanied solos. Peacefully at home on Sunday December 23rd, 2007 with his loving wife Kelly and his daughter Celine by his side. He didn’t fire me, I had a job when I got back.”. Maharajah of the keyboard. 1940s. Death, Burial, Cemetery & Obituaries . “I went. 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. It was a fish restaurant.”. 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 … Oscar Peterson was one of the greatest piano players of all time. He released over 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards, and received numerous other … Absolutely, I love it.". As member of the group "Jazz at the Philharmonic" he started touring in the 50s and continued until late in the 60s. 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. Oscar Emmanuel Peterson was born in Montreal on August 15 1925, the son of West Indian immigrant parents. It was going to be a four-day weekend over the July 4 holiday. Credit : Library and Archives Canada, R12872-181 . He also always asked ‘Are you going to come to New York?’. In Montreal, a concert hall at Concordia University bears Peterson's name, as does a park not far from Lionel-Groulx station. He was 82. "I would be delighted and thrilled and honoured if the city wanted to do something to honour Oscar even more," Peterson said. 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.”. 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. 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. “I was a fan,” she told ARTSFILE during an interview about the Canada Scene concert Oscar, With Love. "But the honour? A petition launched last week by Naveed Hussain calling on the city to rename Lionel-Groulx Metro station after Peterson, who grew up in the nearby Little Burgundy neighbourhood, has been gaining traction, so far garnering more than 16,000 signatures. All results for Nels Oscar Petterson. Records Categories. He is considered one of the greatest jazz pianists, and played thousands of concerts worldwide in a career la… Oscar Peterson was previously married to Kelly Peterson (1990 - 2007), Lillian Peterson (1944 - 1964), Sandra Peterson (1966) and Charlotte Peterson. The Montreal Chamber Music Festival presents the concert Celebrating Oscar Peterson, Friday, June 1, at 8 p.m. at Pollack Hall, 555 Sherbrooke … Record information. His album, Oscar Peterson at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival, from 1956 was considered a highlight of his career. However, the City of Montreal and its transit agency, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), have said that renaming a Metro station is complicated and not likely to happen. Sandra Cynthia Andrews Peterson, the former wife of acclaimed musician Oscar Peterson, has passed after an accidental fall down a flight of stairs. Very effective in small groups, jam sessions, and in accompanying singers, O.P. It was fairy tale encounter. Oscar Peterson. 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. First Name Oscar #41. 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. Kelly was good at her job and in February, 1981, she had just been made the manager of the restaurant. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. Peterson, Oscar E., C.C., O.Ont., LLD., D.Mus. Oscar Peterson, whose early talent, speedy fingers and musical genius made him one of the world's best known jazz pianists, has died. He was told there were two options: a French restaurant and a fish restaurant. He also had three daughters (Lyn, Sharon, and Gay) and three sons (Oscar, Jr., Norman, and Joel) with his first and third wives. Canadian jazz legend Oscar Peterson performs on the Stravinski hall stage during the 39th Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, Saturday, July 16, 2005. "It's not something I ever expect from anyone — I  don't just mean Montreal — Oscar was always humbled by every honour he received, and I feel the same way.". At 78 and after more than 50 years as an international jazz star, he is a legend. Kelly Peterson, who lives in southern Ontario, said it's not for her to get involved in Montreal city politics or change its policies. It was fairy tale encounter. 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. Soon, though, she did move on because the friendship with Oscar became an affair of the heart. "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.". 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. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. 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. 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’m not missing an opportunity to go to a jazz festival with one of greatest jazz musicians all time. “I said, ‘Then you are going to have to fire me because I’m going. There's also a mural across from the green space in Little Burgundy near the Metro station, inaugurated in 2010. Father of seven children: four daughters (Lyn, Sharon, Gay, Celine) and three sons (Oscar Jr., Norman, Joel). 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's had a moratorium on name changes since 2006. A love story: How Kelly Green met and later married Oscar Peterson Kelly Green met Oscar Peterson in 1981. “I love Love Ballade, When Summer Comes and Peace, the one he wrote for South Africa. He played as an accompanying pianist to jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald. Sandy, who had strong links to south Etobicoke, was 83. “Oscar was playing in Sarasota but I couldn’t go. 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. Name: Nels Oscar Petterson. Oscar Peterson / photographed by D.C. Langford, ca. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. During this time he made also numerous recordings for various labels. Leo Pianist #5. New location for Daisy Peterson-Sweeney Park is 'lovely,' family says, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. However, Peterson credits his father with first instilling in him the importance of music. Obituary for Oscar Peterson. by his friends, and informally in the jazz community as "the King of inside swing". Oscar Peterson died onDecember 23, 2007. He was 82. He was married four times and fathered seven children. His father, who worked as a porter with the Canadian Pacific Railway, was a … Daniel Peterson, a self-taught piano player, instructed his wife and their five children how to play. by his friends. The restaurant was closed for much of it and she swapped another day with a colleague. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Most Popular #59816. “I wound up in Sarasota, Florida, and I was working at a restaurant there.