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Age82 (age at death)
Birthday 15 August, 1925
Birthplace Montreal, QC
Died 23 December, 2007
Place of Death Mississauga, ON, Canada
Height 6' 3" (190 cm)
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Leo
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Pianist
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Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC CQ OOnt (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist, virtuoso and composer. He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, simply "O.P." by his friends, and informally in the jazz community as "the King of inside swing". He released over 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards, and received numerous other awards and honours. He is considered one of the greatest jazz pianists, and played thousands of concerts worldwide in a career lasting more than 60 years.

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