Jazz Birthdays: O.P. and Stix | August 15, 2012

Oscar Peterson 1925-2007

Inspired by Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson became one of the most popular, internationally known and beloved jazz pianists of all time.

In 2005 he became the first living person other than a reigning monarch to obtain a commemorative stamp in Canada, where he is jazz royalty, with streets, squares, concert halls and schools named after him.

“I believe in using the entire piano as a single instrument capable of expressing every possible musical idea.”

 Stix Hooper 1938

Drummer, composer, producer, actor, vocalist, songwriter, recording company executive, avid fisherman…

His work with the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences includes serving as the National Vice Chairman (the first African-American to do so), having previously served three terms as President of the Los Angeles Chapter of NARAS, the largest of all the Chapters. He was the first ever three term President, and only the second African-American President.   And then, there’s the Crusaders…

“Never make your move too soon.”


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