Remi Bolduc - Swingin’ with Oscar
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines
Born in Montreal in 1925 in the working-class neighbourhood, Oscar Peterson is one of the most important pianists in the entire history of jazz. As accompanist to Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, and as recording artist for the famous Verve Records, recognition of his talent quickly spread. Chair at the jazz department at McGill University, Rémi Bolduc, and his top-quality Jazz Ensemble pays masterful tribute to Canada’s very own Oscar Peterson.