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Oscar Peterson’s synthesizer for sale at auction fundraiser

Instruments and unique memorabilia from famed Canadian musicians Oscar Peterson, Geddy Lee, The Tragically Hip and others are up for auction as a part of a web based fundraiser.

The Toronto-based group Make Music Matter launched its Healing in Harmony Holiday Auction on Thursday, will run till Dec. 4 when bidding ends at 8 p.m. EST.

Up for auction is a synthesizer — a 76-key Ensoniq ZR-76 — owned by Montreal jazz legend Oscar Peterson and donated by his spouse, Kelly Peterson, a signed Signature Fender Jazz bass from Geddy Lee of Toronto rock band Rush, and a framed print of The Tragically Hip’s “Fully Completely” album paintings signed by the band’s surviving members.

Also being auctioned are autographed devices from the bands Sum 41 and Billy Talent, signed CDs and vinyl data, and different merchandise.

All proceeds from the auction will assist Make Music Matter develop its music remedy program, Healing in Harmony.

“I’m so pleased with my colleagues within the music trade who’re coming collectively to make a distinction,” Grammy successful producer and Make Music Matter’s board chairman David Bottrill mentioned in a information launch.

“We’re thrilled to have their assist as we develop our work alongside Indigenous communities to deal with the generational trauma their members have skilled.”

Initially created for trauma survivors in battle and post-conflict zones, the Healing in Harmony program has helped survivors of sexual and gender-based violence within the Democratic Republic of Congo, in addition to younger Syrian refugees with disabilities, Make Music Matter mentioned in its information launch.



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