Oliver Jones Trio at TD Toronto Jazz Festival at Jazz Bistro
Jazz pianist Oliver Jones is one of Canada’s most beloved and admired musicians and most distinguished cultural ambassadors. A legend in the international jazz community, he has toured tirelessly in Canada and around the world and has devoted much of his time to encouraging young Canadian musicians as they begin their careers.
He was born in Montreal in 1934 and studied piano with Daisy Peterson, his friend Oscar’s sister. By the time he was 17 he was playing regularly in clubs and hotels around the city, and it was there, in the early 1960s, that he hooked up with Jamaican calypso singer Kenny Hamilton. For the next 20 years he worked as Hamilton’s music director and pianist, touring the Caribbean and the U.S....
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