The Artistry of … Oscar Peterson

This week’s Artistry of … , Features Oscar Peterson

I imagine sitting in a class and the teacher asking if anyone can name one of the most famous Canadians. My arm would shoot up so fast it’d keep going if not attached to me. Oscar Peterson is my answer. Then without needing to be asked the reasons why words will fall in step effortlessly: Genuine, Sincere, Courageous, Creative, Bold, Mentor, Proud, Inspired, Humble, Honorable, Devoted, Treasure. The words are definitions. Each one comes easily. He made it all seem so easy. In this year of Canada’s 150th if you find yourself searching for what defines the sensibilities feel free to borrow the words that so easily define Oscar Peterson. Here are two others, thank you.