Considered one of the biggest jazz artists ever. He was granted eight Grammys and released over 200 recordings. He was a trumpeter and pianist at age group five until an instance of tuberculosis at age group seven pressured him to target exclusively within the piano. He triggered controversy in his period by developing trios which were racially integrated. His recording, Oscar Peterson in the Stratford Shakespearean Festival, from 1956 was regarded as a spotlight of his profession. He was wedded four occasions and fathered seven kids. He performed as an associated pianist to jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald.