Oscar Peterson

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8/17/2003
Oscar Peterson Plays Yoshi's
In the music arena, Peterson comes out swinging
By Andrew Gilbert
Contra Costa TIMES CORRESPONDENT
Comparisons between jazz musicians and athletes usually miss the mark, but pianist Oscar Peterson is a special case......An overnight success, Peterson became one of the most popular acts on Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic tours. It was the beginning of one of the most prolific artist/producer relationships in jazz history. Granz made Peterson a cornerstone of each new label he founded or was involved with. from Clef to Norgran to Verve to Pablo. As Verve's house pianist in the '50s, he recorded with a who's who of jazz royalty, including Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins and Louis Armstrong.........

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CONCERT • WHO: Oscar Peterson • WHEN: 8 p.m. Tuesday through Aug. 24 • WHERE: Yoshi's, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland • HOW MUCH: $75-$100 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday shows sold out) • CONTACT: 510-238-9200, www.yoshis.com
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