Oscar Peterson(1925-2007), Canadian jazz pianist and composer, performed with jazz at the Philharmonic from 1949. In 1951 he formed a trio with double bass and guitar. In 1970's he began performing regularly as an unaccompanied soloist. In 1991 he was named the chancellor of the York University in Toronto. He won seven Grammy Awards and others, and is considered to have been one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time.