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    Kelly Peterson Previews “Oscar With Love” 2017 Events

    Thursday, 15 December 2016 14:16

    Written by Mark Wigmore

    A year after the release of “Oscar, With Love”, Kelly Peterson sits down with Mark Wigmore for a preview of Oscar Peterson tributes and Galas that have been announced for 2017.

    2017 is turning out to be another dazzling year for Oscar Peterson fans around the globe. A fresh set of concerts and galas have been announced that feature some of the most accomplished musicians on the planet.



    In 2015, the legend’s loving widow Kelly Peterson self-produced a 3 CD set of new recordings featuring some of the world’s greats paying tribute to Oscar Peterson, from Kenny Barron and Chic Corea to Robi Botos and Hiromi. The album focused on compositions penned by Oscar himself.



    Culminating with the release, a onetime only concert at The Royal Conservatory’s Koerner Hall, a performance that featured many of the musicians who contributed to ambitious recording.



    We now know the love for Oscar Peterson will continue full throttle in 2017, with concerts in Niagara on the Lake, Chicago, Brazil and a gala presentation in Ottawa for the Canadian Sesquicentennial.

    Kelly Peterson joined Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore at the JAZZ.FM91 studios for a special sneak preview.



    2017 festivities in the name of Oscar Peterson begin in January. The Bravo Niagara Festival of the Arts presentation of the “Oscar, With Love” concert and film screening is on January 27th 2017. Info at BravoNiagara.org and more on the recording at OscarWithLove.com.

    Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore is heard at 8:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays during the JAZZ.FM91 Arts Report. And don’t miss his arts and culture interview and entertainment magazine program, Arts Toronto, Sundays between 8-9 a.m.

    To get in touch with Mark it’s mwigmore@jazz.fm.

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