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New Heritage Minute Featuring Canadian Jazz Legend Oscar Peterson Debuts for Black History Month

Zoomer Magazine covers the new Heritage Minute on Oscar Peterson.

Feb 20, 2021

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Heritage Minute celebrates Little Burgundy years of Oscar Peterson

Montreal Gazette covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on Oscar Peterson.

Feb 19, 2021

Feb 20, 2021

New Heritage Minute Featuring Canadian Jazz Legend Oscar Peterson Debuts for Black History Month

Zoomer Magazine covers the new Heritage Minute on Oscar Peterson.

To mark Black History Month, Historica Canada has released a new Heritage Minute about legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson.
 
“From Montreal to Carnegie Hall and far beyond, Oscar Peterson became one of the most recorded and celebrated jazz musicians of all time,” narrator and Black Canadian pianist-composer Oliver Jones says at the end of the spot. Read the full story here.

Feb 19, 2021

Heritage Minute celebrates Little Burgundy years of Oscar Peterson

Montreal Gazette covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on Oscar Peterson.

Peterson turned out to be one of the finest jazz pianists of his generation, winning seven Grammy Awards, recording dozens of albums, and playing in venues around the world.

 
Producing a Heritage Minute about Oscar Peterson is such a natural, the only surprising thing is it’s taken Historica Canada this long to make one. Read the full story here.

Feb 18, 2021

Oscar Peterson Honoured in New Heritage Minute

Exclaim! Magazine covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on Oscar Peterson.

Years after being immortalized in downtown Ottawa, Canadian jazz legend Oscar Peterson has been honoured in a new Heritage Minute.
 
The 96th instalment in Historica Canada's long-running series of shorts briefly touches on Peterson's working class upbringing in Montreal, his introduction to music and how he would become "one of the most recorded and celebrated jazz musicians of all time." Read the full story here.

Feb 18, 2021

New Heritage Minute Celebrates Montreal Jazz Icon Oscar Peterson

Huffington Post covers the new Heritage Minute on Oscar Peterson.

If the Civil Rights movement had a soundtrack, “Hymn to Freedom” by Montreal musician Oscar Peterson would be on it. Inspired by Black church songs from his childhood, Peterson’s music was “swiftly embraced by people over the world” as the anthem of the movement, according to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
 
It’s just one of countless cultural contributions made by the jazz visionary, whose life story is feted in the latest Heritage Minute. Read the full story here.

Feb 18, 2021

Oscar Peterson Heritage Minute

The Montrealer covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on Oscar Peterson

Historica Canada has released a new Heritage Minute celebrating the legacy of renowned jazz musician Oscar Peterson.
 
Peterson grew up in the Black working-class community of Little Burgundy (St. Henri) in Montreal. His father, a railway porter, saw music as a ticket out of poverty for his children and insisted they learn piano and a brass instrument. Read the full story here.

Feb 17, 2021

Thompson Egbo-Egbo on filling Oscar Peterson’s shoes

JazzFM speaks with Thompson Egbo-Egbo on his role as Oscar Peterson in the new Heritage Minute.

Toronto-based pianist and composer Thompson Egbo-Egbo portrays a young Oscar Peterson performing in the late 1940s in a new edition of Historica Canada’s well-recognized 60-second short films. Filmed in the fall of 2019, the clip was released this month as part of the organization’s observance of Black History Month.

Egbo-Egbo told us about what it was like to fill the shoes of one of Canada’s greatest musical icons. Read the full story here.

Feb 17, 2021

New Heritage Minute celebrates life of Black Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson

Canadian Press covers the new Heritage Minute on jazz pianist Oscar Peterson.

Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson’s legendary career is being celebrated in a Heritage Minute.
 
Historica Canada released the newest clip, timed for Black History Month, in its ongoing series that highlights influential figures from across the country. Read the full story here.

Feb 17, 2021

A Heritage Minute honours jazz legend and piano virtuoso Oscar Peterson

Radio Canada International covers the new Heritage Minute on jazz pianist Oscar Peterson.

Historica Canada has released its latest Heritage Minute video.
 
It honours jazz legend and piano virtuoso Oscar Peterson, chronicling his rise from Montreal’s working-class Little Burgundy neighbourhood to world renown. Read the full story here.

Feb 17, 2021

There's A New Heritage Minute That Tells The Story Of Canadian Jazz Pianist Oscar Peterson

Narcity features the new Heritage Minute on jazz legend Oscar Peterson.

There's a new Heritage Minute that tells the story of Oscar Peterson, a famous Canadian jazz pianist who was born and raised in Montreal.
 
Historica Canada, the organization that puts out the famous clips, told Narcity the video focuses on him growing up and his rise to fame. Read the full story here.

Feb 17, 2021

New Heritage Minute tells the story of Oscar Peterson

CHCH covers the new Heritage Minute on jazz pianist Oscar Peterson.

Historica Canada has put out a new Heritage Minute, telling the story of jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. The new clip comes as part of its ongoing series that highlights influential figures from across the country. Read the full story here.

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