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Oscar Peterson

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson

Profession: Jazz Musician

Nationality:
Canada
Canadian

Why Famous: Renown jazz pianist and composer and winner of 8 grammys.

Born: August 15, 1925
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo

Died: December 23, 2007 (aged 82)
Cause of Death: Kidney failure

Historical Events

  • 2007-06-08 Jazz legend Oscar Peterson is forced to cancel his appearance at the Carnegie Hall all-star performance (held in his honour), owing to illness