TRIBUTE - OLIVER JONES : Mind Hands Heart
The MIBFF will pay tribute to OLIVER JONES, the renowned Canadian pianist who has recorded two dozen albums and has performed around the world. He also taught music at Laurentian and McGill universities. Mr. Jones was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1993 and a Chevalier of the Order of Quebec in 1994, and is the recipient of a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, the Oscar Peterson Award, and a Special Achievement Award at the SOCAN Awards. He has won two Juno Awards and several Félix awards. In 2014, Montréal unveiled a 95-square-metre mural honouring Mr. Jones in the neighbourhood where he spent many of his early years. He will receive the 2017 MIBFF Lifetime Achievement Award for his legendary career. To celebrate his contribution to Montreal culture, a new mural will honour him and a building will bear his name this year.
The film Oliver Jones: Mind Hands Heart, by Rosey Ugo Edeh, will precede the tribute and discussion with film director Oliver Jones.