Cultural Percussionist

Oliver Jones Day

Oliver Theophilus Jones, OC CQ (born September 11, 1934 in Little Burgundy, Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian jazz pianist, organist, composer and arranger.

Born to Barbadian parents, Oliver Jones began his career as a pianist at the age of five, studying with Mme Bonner in Little Burgundy’s Union United Church, made famous by Trevor W. Payne‘s Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir. He continued to develop his talent through his studies with Oscar Peterson‘s sister Daisy Peterson Sweeneystarting at eight years old. In addition to performing at Union United Church when he was a child, he also performed a solo novelty act at the Cafe St. Michel as well as other clubs and theaters in the Montreal area. “I had a trick piano act, dancing, doing the splits, playing from underneath the piano, or with a sheet over the keys.

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