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Oscar Peterson's AFRICA featuring Benny Green, Christian McBride, and Jeff Hamilton

Oscar Peterson's AFRICA featuring Benny Green, Christian McBride, and Jeff Hamilton
Oscar Peterson's AFRICA featuring Benny Green, Christian McBride, and Jeff Hamilton Photo
February 12, 2020 | 8:00 PM
  • Starting at: $65.00
  • Venue: Koerner Hall
  • Series: 19.20 Preview
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Presenter: The Royal Conservatory

The world premiere of Oscar Peterson’s AFRICA!

Early in 1983, Peterson completed and recorded his Africa Suite. Two songs from that suite, "Nigerian Marketplace" (containing echoes of gospel and salsa) and "Peace" (the blues-inspired conclusion) became part of his concert repertoire. The entire suite has never been performed live in front of an audience, until now.

At this concert, you will hear the world premiere of AFRICA, arranged and conducted by John Clayton, featuring Benny Green on piano, Christian McBride on bass, Jeff Hamilton on drums, and a big band made up of Toronto all-stars. The program also includes this stellar group of musicians performing some of jazz’s greatest pieces in trio and quartet formats.

Co-presented with the Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival

 


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