- Sunday Jul 30 2017
- 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live Learn Jazz: Celebrating Oscar Peterson
📅 DATE: Sunday, July 30, 2017 🕑 TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 🏟️ VENUE: Megalomaniac Winery (3930 Cherry Avenue, Vineland, ON) 💵 PRICE: $59 + HST (Early Bird: $49 + HST)
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ABOUT THE SHOW
CELEBRATING OSCAR PETERSON featuring
The JOHN SHERWOOD TRIO
Sunday, July 30th, 2017 7pm – 9pm
JOHN SHERWOOD on Piano / DAVE YOUNG * on Bass / TERRY CLARKE * on Drums
*Oscar Peterson Alumni
CELEBRATING OSCAR PETERSON
Oscar Peterson (pianist, composer, educator) was born August 15, 1925 in Montreal, and was a lifelong resident of Canada. Regarded by many as the greatest jazz pianist in the world, his music has had a profound influence on Canadian and world jazz. During his six decade career, he recorded over 200 albums, performed with many jazz legends as well as leading his famous trio with Ray brown and Herb Ells.
His numerous awards and honours include 8 Grammy Awards including one for Lifetime Achievement, the Companion of the Order of Canada, the Order of Arts ad Letters in France, and many honorary degrees. He was also Chancellor of York University in Toronto from 1991-94. His legacy lives on in scholarships and prizes awarded to deserving musicians, and a school named in his honour in Mississauga. Few Canadians can match his accomplishment or his recognition. Peterson died December 23, 2007 in Mississauga, Ontario.
Oscar Peterson was inducted into the the Mississauga Music Walk Of Fame in September, 2003 and his star can be found in Port Credit Memorial Park. In 2005, Canada Post issued a commemorative postage stamp in his honour. Peterson’s last public performance was at the Monterey Jazz Festival on September 16, 2007.
Canadian jazz pianist John Sherwood is joined by two alumni of the Oscar Peterson Trio to present some of Oscar’s most brilliant piano trio arrangements. Bassist Dave Young and drummer Terry Clarke are featured along with Sherwood in what is to be an unforgettable evening of great jazz, starting with Peterson’s early years in Montreal when he was first discovered by Norman Granz, through the MPS and Pablo years where he played with some of the greatest names in jazz.
MEGALOMANIAC WINERY – 3930 Cherry Avenue, Vineland, ON
$59+ HST / Early Bird: $49 + HST (Until April 30th, 2017)
Weekend Pass (Includes ALL Festival events): $249 + HST