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Oliver Jones


OLIVER JONES (pianist, organist, composer, arranger, educator) was born in Little Burgundy, Montreal, Quebec on September 11, 1934. A child prodigy, he studied with Daisy (Peterson) Sweeney, Oscar Peterson’s sister and counts Oscar as a major influence. After touring abroad for many years, Jones returned to Montreal in 1980 and collaborated with bassist Charlie Biddle, becoming resident pianist in Biddle’s jazz club. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1994 and his many honours include Juno awards in 1986, 1990 and 2006 and Musician of the Year at the National Jazz Awards 2009.


2009 - JUNO Award for 'Traditional Jazz Album" for "Second Time Around"
2010 - JUNO Nomination for 'Traditional Jazz Album' for "Pleased to Meet You" with Hank Jones
2012 - JUNO Nomination for 'Traditional Jazz Album' for "Live In Baden"