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Special Canadian coin to commemorate music legend Oscar Peterson

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The Royal Canadian Mint is launching a particular coin celebrating late music legend Oscar Peterson.

The one-dollar circulation coin is about to be unveiled at a Toronto occasion this morning.

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is anticipated to be in attendance alongside the jazz pianist’s widow, Kelly Peterson, and daughter, Celine Peterson.

Pianist and composer Thompson Egbo-Egbo pays tribute to Peterson with a particular efficiency.

Born in Montreal in 1925, Peterson is extensively considered one of many foremost jazz pianists of his era, successful quite a few Juno and Grammy Awards over his 60-year profession.

He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame earlier than dying of kidney failure in 2007 on the age of 82.

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