The event was covered by a live radio broadcast by Toronto jazz station JAZZ. "You learn to play the instrument so you have a musical vocabulary and you practice to get your technique to the point you need to express yourself depending on how heavy your ideas are. He had hip replacement surgery in the early 1990s.
He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington "O. He released over 200 recordings won eight Grammy Awards and received other numerous awards and honours over the course of his career. Oscar Emmanuel Peterson CC CQ OOnt (August 15 1925 – December 23 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer.