Peterson, Oscar

Peterson, Oscar (Emmanuel)

(1925–  ) jazz musician; born in Montreal, Canada. A virtuoso pianist, he won immediate acclaim upon his U.S. debut at Carnegie Hall in 1949. He was then a regular attraction of "Jazz at the Philharmonic" as well as a prolific recording artist and accompanist to other mainstream jazz figures.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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