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February 15-17, 2019

The inaugural Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival in 2018 brought "true jazz to Ontario... evoking jazz's golden afterglow of the 1960s and early 70s" (The Globe and Mail). Under the continued guidance of Artistic Director Renee Rosnes, the second edition of this festival promises another exciting weekend of true, swinging jazz in picturesque Niagara wine country.  

As the world’s first (and only!) jazz festival bearing the name of Canada’s greatest jazz artist, the Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival honours and celebrates his legacy of excellence. This festival is not intended to simply present concerts in tribute to Oscar Peterson, but rather to truly present jazz, showcasing the rich history and the future of the music Oscar loved.

The Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Presenting Sponsor TD Bank and Official Sound Provider Meyer Sound.

Artistic Director – Renee Rosnes

Artistic Producer – Kelly Peterson

Executive Producer – Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts

Public Relations & Social Media Director – Céline Peterson

Design & Art Director – Sven van der Klaauw

For festival updates, please visit opjazzfest.org and follow the social media pages:

Facebook: @OPIJF | Twitter: @OPJazzfest | Instagram: @OscarPetersonJazzFest

  August 15, 2017 marked the 92nd anniversary of the birth of Canadian jazz legend Oscar Peterson. To honour this significant day, the Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival announced TD Bank as the Festival’s Presenting Sponsor.    The announcement was made at TD Centre by Peter Robinson, Associate Vice President, Wealth Credit & Market Risk:“TD is proud to team up with Kelly Peterson and Bravo Niagara! in paying homage to the life’s work of Canada’s preeminent jazz musician, Oscar Peterson, with a new festival named in his memory. As a long-time supporter of jazz festivals across Canada, TD is honoured to celebrate Oscar's life and legacy during the TD Black History Month Series 2018 by showcasing the music Oscar loved.”

August 15, 2017 marked the 92nd anniversary of the birth of Canadian jazz legend Oscar Peterson. To honour this significant day, the Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival announced TD Bank as the Festival’s Presenting Sponsor.

The announcement was made at TD Centre by Peter Robinson, Associate Vice President, Wealth Credit & Market Risk:“TD is proud to team up with Kelly Peterson and Bravo Niagara! in paying homage to the life’s work of Canada’s preeminent jazz musician, Oscar Peterson, with a new festival named in his memory. As a long-time supporter of jazz festivals across Canada, TD is honoured to celebrate Oscar's life and legacy during the TD Black History Month Series 2018 by showcasing the music Oscar loved.”


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Official Sound Provider

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