Peterson, Oscar (Emmanuel )
- Bill Dobbins
( b Montreal, Aug 15, 1925; d Toronto, Dec 23, 2007). Canadian jazz pianist . He studied classical piano from the age of eight, and when he was 14 won a local talent contest. During his late teens he played on a weekly Montreal radio show and throughout the mid-1940s was heard with Canada’s Johnny Holmes Orchestra, playing in a style that blended elements from the styles of Teddy Wilson, Art Tatum, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Erroll Garner and others. Norman Granz invited him to appear at Carnegie Hall in ...