Dave Young Trio Salutes Oscar Peterson in Eden Mills

EDEN MILLS – Eden Mills Music at the Hall is hosting The Dave Young Trio as they salute Canada’s Oscar Peterson, pre-eminent jazz pianist and composer. 

They perform on the Eden Mills Community Hall stage on Oct. 14 at 8pm, re-launching performances after a two-year COVID-19 hiatus.

The Dave Young Trio has the history and musical mastery to do Oscar Peterson’s music justice.  

After all, bassist Dave Young began performing with Peterson in 1972; drummer Terry Clark toured with Peterson in 1982; and pianist John Sherwood has extensive experience playing the Peterson repertoire.  

John Sherwood is recognized by his audiences and his peers as one of the top jazz pianists in Canada today, officials state.  He has performed, toured, and/or recorded with a lengthy list of jazz greats including Moe Koffman, Appleyard, Guido Basso, Kenny Wheeler, Rob McConnell, Ed Bickert, Jake Hanna, and Butch Miles. 

Percussionist Terry Clarke has recorded well over 300 albums with various jazz artists including Jim Hall, Peterson, Appleyard, McConnell, The Singers Unlimited, Frank Rossolino, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lew Tabackin, Freddie Hubbard, Jay McShann, Buddy Tate, Emily Remler, John Handy III, Bickert, Helen Merrill and Roger Kellaway.

Oscar Peterson (1925-2007) was described, upon his induction to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, as “an eminent jazz pianist with technical mastery and limitless creativity.” 

“Music at the Hall” programs concerts and events to keep the village hopping, and to raise funds for the Community Hall operations.  

The performance is on Oct. 14 at 8pm (doors open at 7:30) at the Eden Mills Community Hall, 104 York Street.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at edenmills.ca/music. For more information, visit edenmills.ca/music.