He is the only premier piano man in Canada with over six decades of “experience”. The Ottawa Citizen called him “The dean of Canadian jazz pianists.”
His version of “Hymn To Freedom” will be performed on Saturday night with special guest Dione Taylor who was mentored by him in 2009.
He won a Juno in 1986 and again in 2007 and was nominated nine more times.
In 1993 he received the Martin Luther King, Jr. award for Excellence in Music and was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.
In 1994 he was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Québec.
In 2005, he received the Governer General’s Performing Arts award.
81 year old Oliver Jones said “I may have aches and pains all day long, but the moment that I sit here, it seems as though everything goes away.”
That’s exactly how the audience will feel on Saturday September 10th when the Oliver Jones Trio take the stage.
Spoiler alert…Jones may have a basket on stage during intermission for requests but he says “no Country and Western, no Hip Hop” (lol).
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