Oscar Peterson


Oscar Peterson, one of the world's best known jazz pianists, died at age 82. His death was confirmed by Hazel McCallion, mayor of Mississauga, Ontario, the Toronto suburb where Peterson lived (read...

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Godspeed Oscar, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

What an honor to sign such a book. There is no piano like Oscar Peterson's piano. I have his cd's on my player at work all the time. So beautiful and relaxing. Love that music.
J. J. Gianquinto Bakersfield

Oscar Peterson was the big BUZZ in the late sixties when I first heard him. Big Buzz...I mean big. He was such a beautiful person, I wanted to hear more - so went to the Library and got every record I could to listen to how he did what he did. Just listening was an education. There were lots of DVDs showing him in concert and in Canada. I played them again and again - it was truly educational and marvelous to even watch!
Please know that his vibe stretches around the globe and his...

For Oscar...

You really rocked!


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a...

What a wonderfull gifted musician Oscar Peterson was and above all he will always always be in our hearts. I first heard Oscar Play in l955 when I bought a Verve Record that had him playing with Flip Phillips Gene Krupa Buddy Rich and all the greats. Man I knew right then and there that he was my boy my piano idol. He was incredible way back then and still today you can listen to anything by Oscar Peterson and still get the chills. I know he is in heaven now having a super tremendous jazz jam...

Sixty years ago I had a steady baby-sitting job. Oscar walked in and out they went. I saw him quite often over the years. Now at 71 years old I have a lot of fond memories. He was always glad to sit, and talk about the old days. 'Til we meet again.

Ronni (Rhona Bowen) Shilson
Saskatoon SK ( previously Montreal North, Quebec)

What a tragic loss to the music industry, to Canada, America and the rest of the world who adored him and his work.
Became a fan of Oscar Peterson in the mid 40's during Jazz at the Philharmonic and have followed his
career all over the U.S. at various venues.