Paris, 2022-08-11 04:50:00. Oscar Peterson’s One Dollar Celebration
The Royal Canadian Mint is launching a special coin to celebrate the late music legend Oscar Peterson.
The 1 dollar coin is set to be revealed at a Toronto event this morning.
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is expected to attend, along with jazz musician’s widow Kelly Peterson and daughter Celine Peterson.
Pianist and composer Thompson Egbo-Egbo will honor Peterson with a special performance.
Born in Montreal in 1925, Peterson is widely regarded as one of the leading jazz pianists of his generation, winning numerous Juno and Grammy Awards over the course of his 60-year career.
He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame before he died of kidney failure in 2007 at the age of 82.
This report was first published by The Canadian Press on August 11, 2022.
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