Inaugural Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival
The inaugural Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival takes place during the weekend of February 16 -18, 2018 in the Niagara wine country of Ontario. As the world’s first (and only!) jazz festival bearing the name of Canada’s greatest jazz artist, it will honour and celebrate his legacy of excellence.
The inaugural Festival features an all-star lineup of artists, including multiple GRAMMY and JUNO Award winners such as Cécile McLorin Salvant, Christian McBride, Renee Rosnes, Bill Charlap, and Robi Botos. The Festival is not intended to simply present concerts in tribute to Oscar Peterson, but rather to truly present jazz, showcasing the rich history and the future of the music Oscar loved.
The 2018 Festival will be dedicated to Norman Granz, impresario, record producer, civil rights activist, and founder of Jazz at the Philharmonic, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth. The Festival is led by Artistic Director Renee Rosnes, Artistic Producer Kelly Peterson, and Executive Producer Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts.
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