Daisy Sweeney

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Daisy Sweeney
Born (1920-05-07) May 7, 1920 (age 97)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Music teacher

Daisy Peterson Sweeney (born May 7, 1920) is a Canadian music teacher, known for having taught many of the most notable figures in Canadian jazz music.

Sweeney was born in Montreal in 1920. Her students included Oliver Jones, Ken Skinner, Joe Sealy, Reg Wilson, and her brother, Oscar Peterson.[1] Beyond teaching, she also co-founded the Montreal Black Community Youth Choir (now called the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir) with Trevor W. Payne in 1974.[2] She is also the mother of Canadian Olympic athlete and television journalist Sylvia Sweeney.[3]


  1. ^ "Daisy Peterson Sweeney". Historica Canada. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "International Women's Day: Women who helped shape Montreal". CBC News. CBC/Radio-Canada. March 8, 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  3. ^ NCC Montreal|Biographies Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.