This Heritage Minute follows Canada’s most honoured jazz musicians from his humble beginnings in the Black neighbourhood of Little Burgundy in Montreal to his rise to fame.

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Full Description: 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.

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Credits:

Oscar Peterson – Thompson Egbo-Egbo

Daniel Peterson – Martin Roach

End Narration – Oliver Jones

Director – Aaron Yeger

Director of Photography – Samy Inayeh

Producer – Sarah Jackson

Composer - Robi Botos

Produced by Late Bloom Media Inc.

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