And the Oscar for Best Oscar goes to....

Ruth Abernethy has been commissioned to cast a statue of Oscar Peterson for the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

The statue will be unveiled on 30th June as part of the Canada Day celebrations, during which the Queen is due to be in Canada .

Here's the full story. And here's Abernethy's statue of reclusive classical pianist Glenn Gould, nearby at the same venue.

Which jazz musician should we be putting up a statue of?

1 comment:

  1. Very obviously, George Shearing (and/or, Tubby Hayes). Those are the big 2 (followed, in my opinion, by Gordon Beck).

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