09. December 2017 - 19:30 till 21:30
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Oscar Peterson & Oliver Jones: A Celebration | Living Arts Centre | Saturday, 09. December 2017

Showtime: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Location: Hammerson Hall
$75.00 - $150.00 (HST included, service fees extra)

This extraordinary concert event is a gala celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday and the Living Arts Centre’s 20th anniversary. It honours the tremendous contributions and ongoing legacy of two Canadian jazz icons, Oscar Peterson (who was a resident of Mississauga for many years) and Oliver Jones, who will be receiving a Living Arts Centre Lifetime Achievement Award.

The project is curated and produced by Frank Francis of Caliban Arts Theatre with musical direction by Ron Westray. The lineup of piano luminaries includes legendary jazz giant and icon Monty Alexander (Harlem Kingston Express; Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones), JUNO and Emmy Award winner D.D. Jackson, Montreal Jazz Festival Grand Jazz Award-winner Robi Botos, and Marc Cary (Betty Carter, Roy Hargrove). Other esteemed musicians include world renowned Canadian vocalist Dione Taylor, Grammy-winning saxophonist Casey Benjamin aka stutzmcgee (Robert Glasper Experiment, Stephon Harris), JUNO-winning bassist Brandi Disterheft (Michael Kaeshammer), percussionist/drummer Kahil El'Zabar (Ethnic Heritage Ensemble) and Jamaaladeen Tacuma (Ornette Coleman, Jukebox).

The program will feature a mix of primordial music written by Peterson and Jones such as The Canadiana Suite along with original material written by the three generations of artists who will be performing. John Devenish of will be the MC.

Buy your tickets early for this incredible event, they’re going quickly and this concert will be sold out!

Sponsor: Pratt & Whitney Canada