Oscar Peterson was one of the finest pianists of the 20th century. Beloved by jazz and classical audiences alike, it was not as widely known that this man Duke Ellington dubbed “the maharajah of the keyboard” was also a prolific composer. During the course of the year in 2015, 17 jazz greats were gathered by Kelly Peterson, the pianist’s widow, to change this. The result was this unique program and recording Oscar, With Love.
Performers Benny Green, Bill Charlap, Renee Rosnes, Gerald Clayton, Justin Kauflin, Robi Botos, piano; John Clayton, bass
Host Céline Peterson, daughter of Oscar Peterson
This program is generously supported by the Koret Foundation. The Koret Jazz Project is a multiyear initiative to support, expand, and celebrate the role of jazz in the artistic and educational programming of Stanford Live.