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 Jazz Congress 2019


The Jazz Congress is honored to present the 2019 Bruce Lundvall Visionary Award to Darlene Chan, a tireless, behind the scenes advocate for so many artists and the music at large. 

Immediately following the presentation of the award, members of the Jazz Messengers will reconvene onstage for a once in a lifetime reunion, hosted by Céline Peterson.

Panelists: Terence Blanchard, Randy Brecker, Cameron Brown, Donald Brown, Steve Davis, Leon Lee Dorsey, Essiet Essiet, Kevin Eubanks, Jon Faddis, Benny Green, Billy Harper, Donald Harrison, Eddie Henderson, Vincent Herring, Harold Mabern, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Ralph Peterson Jr., Bill Pierce, Lonnie Plaxico, Wallace Roney, Melissa Slocum, Charles Tolliver, Steve Turre, Bobby Watson


Montreal Gazette,

June 2018

Duke Ellington called him the “Maharaja of the keyboard.” Count Basie called him “the best ivory box (player) I’ve ever heard.” His friends called him “O.P.”


And she simply called him “Dad.”

She is Céline Peterson; her father, Oscar Peterson, was one of the most talented and popular ivory ticklers ever to grace a stage or recording studio.  

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CBC Radio Q  

"On the 10th anniversary of the death of the great Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, we speak to his daughter Céline Peterson about Oscar's life, legacy and love of humour. Peterson picks some of her favourite pieces by her dad, and shares some personal stories"

OP by CP on Spotify

Oscar Peterson's youngest daughter, Céline, compiles some of her favorite performances by her Father. "This playlist is a mix of tunes that I often heard performed live as part of my Dad's later stage repertoire, as well as material that I connected with in my adult life." 

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