[JPL] Hundreds say goodbye at Peterson's funeral

Barry Gaston barrygaston at cox.net
Mon Dec 31 11:44:44 EST 2007

An interview with the late Oscar Peterson will be heard on KMUW's MoonGlow 
program this coming Sunday the 6th, at 8 pm central time. The interview can 
be heard on line at  www.kmuw.org
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Subject: [JPL] Hundreds say goodbye at Peterson's funeral

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> Updated: Sat. Dec. 29 2007 7:40 AM ET
> MISSISSAUGA, Ont. --- A private funeral service for jazz legend Oscar 
> Peterson on Friday drew hundreds of relatives and close friends, including 
> former premier Bob Rae and Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion.
> In a fitting tribute to the eight-time Grammy winner, some of his 
> most-celebrated songs served as a soundtrack for the afternoon ceremony, 
> held in Mississauga, Ont. just west of Toronto.
> Jazz singer Diana Krall, who cites Peterson as one of her greatest 
> inspirations, played the piano and sang songs such as "When Summer Comes," 
> which Peterson composed.
> The inimitable technician and composer, known for his swinging style 
> demonstrated over more than a hundred recordings, succumbed to kidney 
> failure and stroke complications at his Mississauga home Sunday night. He 
> was 82.    His website says a public memorial will be held soon.
> "It was beautiful," said McCallion of the private service. "It wasn't sad. 
> He never wanted anything to be sad."
> Friends and relatives of the renowned musician flew in from Europe and the 
> United States to attend the service, McCallion said.
> Earlier this week, Peterson's youngest daughter, Celine, 16, said she was 
> shocked by the loss.   On the day her father died, she wrote in her 
> myspace page: "It is very hard for me to express how I feel about losing 
> my Dad when people around me talk about how a legend, national treasure, 
> virtuoso, piano god has passed away. ... My Dad was the best father that 
> there ever was."
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