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Trivia Q & A # 26 – 2017

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july 3 oscarQ.  Who was the first living pianist to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame?

A.  Oscar Peterson

Not only the first pianist, but one of the very first inductees. Period.  In 1978, Peterson along with Guy Lombardo shared being the first to be inducted into the newly formed Canadian Music Hall of Fame located  within The National Music Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer. He was called the “Maharaja of the keyboard” by Duke Ellington, but simply “O.P.” by his friends. He released over 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards, and received numerous other awards and honours including belonging to the Juno Awards Hall of Fame and the Canadian Jazz and Blues Hall of Fame. In 2013, Peterson was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.

He is considered one of the greatest jazz pianists, and played thousands of concerts worldwide in a career lasting more than 60 years.

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Kevin says: July 7, 2017 at 12:07 pm | Reply

very interesting. thank you