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OttawaJazzScene.ca is delighted to offer free show tickets that may be won by subscribers to our weekly email newsletter, JazzScene. Subscribe to JazzScene here or simply send a blank email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to be eligible to enter our next draw!

We respect your privacy. Unlike many other draws that are scams for building marketing lists, we only collect information required to reach a draw winner: your name and contact info. Only the winner's name is shared with the concert promoter, so they know who to admit to the concert.

Tickets for the draws are generously provided by the artists or concert presenters, as noted in each draw. Please support the artists, presenters, and venues that have supported OttawaJazzScene.ca, by buying their music and attending their ticketed concerts.

Each draw winner is selected randomly by random.org from all eligible entries received by  the specified entry deadline.

Artists and concert promoters: If you would like to increase the visibility of your upcoming event and support OttawaJazzScene.ca's work by donating tickets for a draw please contact the publisher, Brett Delmage. We recommend that you contact us no later than two full weeks before your event, but we may still be able to run a draw on much shorter notice.

Win tickets to see the Mike Murley Septet at the NAC Fourth Stage

You could win a pair of tickets to see the Mike Murley Septet on Friday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the NAC Fourth Stage. Ontario Scene generously donated these tickets.

Just look at the list of jazz musicians playing in this show: saxophonists Mike Murley and Tara Davidson, trumpeter Kevin Turcotte, trombonist William Carn, pianist David Braid, bassist Jim Vivian, and drummer Ted Warren. They're all group leaders in their own right, and renowned in the Toronto scene. They'll be playing from their Juno-nominated album, Still Rollin', and likely more recent tunes as well, in a modern jazz style and with lots of energy.

The deadline to enter the contest to win these tickets is Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 4 p.m. To enter, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your name, email address, phone number, and the correct answer to the skill testing question:

See the skill-testing question

 

Won! tickets to double bill Juno winner Stretch Orchestra, plus Jaron Freeman-Fox and The Opposite Of Everything

Congratulations to Chris Fleming, who won the pair of tickets to hear the double-bill Juno-winning Stretch Orchestra, with Matt Brubeck, Kevin Breit and Jesse Stewart, and also Jaron Freeman-Fox and The Opposite Of Everything on Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the NAC Fourth Stage. Ontario Scene generously donated these tickets.

The skill testing question, "Name a musician you are looking forward to hearing in this performance and briefly tell us why. Spelling counts!" received a wide variety of interesting personal answers. Here are a few of them:

"Kevin Breit. He is a great guitarist, and I have seen him before. He is constantly evolving!"

"Jaron Freeman-Fox is who I look forward most, because he plays the very unique 5 string violin, in the tradition of his late mentor Oliver Schroer"

"Actually I'm interested to hear them all! I've heard Stretch Orchestra before and loved them. I love their quirky instrumentation. I LOVE the cello. It's great to hear Matt Brubeck use it in a different, unique way other than just classical orchestral music. And I'm looking forward to hearing Jason Freeman-Fox because I associate fiddle with Maritimes and then to hear it paired with Indian music - which is so unique..."

Helpful information to answer this skill-testing question could be found on the NAC website where you can also find out more about the concert and purchase tickets.

Note! To be eligible to enter this and future contests, you must be a subscriber to our weekly jazz and improvised music newsletter. To sign up, fill out the form at OttawaJazzScene.ca/newsletter . We respect your privacy and do not share your email address and you may unsubscribe at any time.

Thanks to all the participants.

Emie R. Roussel Trio
 

Awarded! A pair of tickets to hear The Jivewires at Centrepointe Studio Theatre

©Brett Delmage, 2013Congratulations to Rick Smith! He won pair of tickets to attend The Jivewires' high-energy release of their new CD at the Centrepointe Studio Theatre on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Billed as "The missing link between swing & rock 'n roll", this seven piece horn-fueled band delivers a high-energy show with the instrumental improvisation and satirical lyrics characteristic of post-war artists like Louis Jordan.

Read OttawaJazzScene.ca's interview with leader Steve Berndt about the band's 25+ years of crowd-pleasing concerts and the lead-up to the album they're releasing at this concert.

The answer to the skill-testing question, "Where should you drive on May 1?" was "drive yourself sane" and could be found at the Centrepointe Theatre website, where you can also buy tickets to this concert.

Thanks to everyone who entered.