Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson is one of Canada’s most honoured musicians and widely regarded as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. His interest in music began at the age of five growing up in the Black working-class community of Little Burgundy in Montreal. This Heritage Minute recounts the circumstances in which Peterson was raised and follows his rise to fame.

For more information about Oscar Peterson, please visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

  • Oscar Peterson - Thompson Egbo-Egbo
  • Daniel Peterson – Martin Roach
  • End Narration – Oliver Jones
  • Director – Aaron Yeger
  • Director of Photography – Samy Inayeh
  • Producer – Sarah Jackson
  • Produced by Late Bloom Media Inc.