Barry Avrich

2022 Best Writing, Documentary

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winner Oscar Peterson: Black + White

Oscar Peterson: Black + White is a ground-breaking “docu-concert” exploring the life and legacy of Canadian jazz icon and composer, Oscar Peterson: his sound, stardom, and staggering virtuosity. Oscar Peterson: Black + White delves into the seven-decade career of the jazz master; from his days as a child prodigy in Montreal, to the development of his signature sound on recordings with his trio, and from collaborations with the legends of his era to his brilliant solo performances around the world — as well as his tenacious experiences confronting racism and segregation while touring the United States, which culminated with his epic composition, Hymn to Freedom. Featuring appearances by Billy Joel, Jon Batiste, Herbie Hancock, Ramsey Lewis, Branford Marsalis, and Quincy Jones, plus stunning new performances by Jackie Richardson, Measha Brueggergosman, Joe Sealy, Denzal Sinclaire, Larnell Lewis, and more.

Nominees:

Barry Avrich

Channel:

Crave

Broadcaster:

Bell Media

Production Company:

Melbar Entertainment Group

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