Oscar Peterson Award To Be Handed Out At York U Gala The Star
Oscar peterson award to be handed out at york u gala oscar peterson scholarship gala is at york university’s tribute communities recital hal nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. peter goddard is a freelance. Oscar peterson award to be handed out at york u gala toronto star “oscar picked up his left hand and put in on the keyboard, and his left hand didn’t work at all,” recalled hamilton, who was peterson’s drummer at the time, in a voice still filled with. Oscar peterson award to be handed out at york u gala november 7, 2013 the annual $40,000 oscar peterson scholarship will be given to a first year york university jazz student at the inaugural gala on friday, nov. 8 at york university’s tribute communities recital hall, reported the toronto star . Oscar emmanuel peterson, cc cq oont (august 15, 1925 – december 23, 2007) was a canadian jazz pianist, virtuoso and composer. he was called the "maharaja of the keyboard" by duke ellington, simply "o.p." by his friends, and informally in the jazz community as "the king of inside swing". Oscar peterson – star on the walk of fame oscar peterson, known for his exquisite unaccompanied piano solos, had a style that fell somewhere between swing and bop. he was so gifted that many skilled pianists found him difficult to emulate. although a pianist, he also played the electric piano, organ, and clavichord at times.
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Concordia university named a concert hall in peterson’s honour in 1998; it also created the dr. oscar peterson jazz scholarship with verve music group canada in 2000. in 1999, peterson became the first canadian and the first jazz musician to receive the praemium imperiale award, the arts equivalent of the nobel prize, from the japan art. Oscar peterson award to be handed out at york u gala the scholarship is named for oscar peterson, the superstar canadian jazz pianist composer who taught through the ’90s at york’s music department. To order presentation ready copies of toronto star first handed out a lifetime achievement award to bing crosby back in 1962 — including montreal jazz legend oscar peterson, saskatchewan.
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