Barry Avrich is the writer, director and executive producer of Oscar Peterson: Black + White.

The documentary had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and it’ll hit theatres in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver before finding a home on Crave on Oct. 22. Billed as a “docu-concert,” the film features rare concert footage as well as interviews with family members and musicians who performed with Peterson.

Avrich told us more about the making of the documentary.