John Clayton Jazz

Oscar Peterson’s AFRICA

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: TD Jazz Concerts
Genre: Jazz
Presenter: The Royal Conservatory
The world premiere of Oscar Peterson’s AFRICA!
Join Benny Green (piano), Christian McBride (bass), Lewis Nash (drums), and a big band conducted by John Clayton, complete with Peterson’s own piano on the Koerner Hall stage.

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.


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