Birthday party for the jazz giant

Canada Post today unveiled the country's newest postage stamp commemorating the life and achievements of composer and musician Oscar Peterson. The date coincides with Dr. Peterson's 80th birthday. Internationally renowned, Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson has entertained the world with his mastery and prowess for more than 50 years.

The stamp is a collage of two photographs that showcase the talent and capture the essence of Canada's musical treasure, including Peterson's trademark smile. The primary image is a portrait of a relaxed Peterson leaning against an open piano. The second image is a close-up of his hands on the keyboard.

The treatment was executed in duotone rather than four colors. The portrait is in sepia while the keyboard image has a bluer, cooler hue.

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