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In the first week of The OttawaJazzScene.ca Jazz Favourites Poll we've received a lot of positive feedback and excitement from local jazz fans. "Thanks, it was fun to fill out!" was one response. "My pleasure!" was another. Many nominees have thanked us for including them. "You couldn't imagine how honoured we are to be nominees," said one group.

There are only nine favourites to vote on in the poll -- and if you can't make up your mind in any category, you can choose to give two a half-vote each, or skip the question.

We hope that you'll find the poll to be a journey of discovery, introducing you to jazz you weren't aware of happening in your neighbourhood.   Click here for your ballot


 

Win tickets

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 a pair of tickets to hear Oliver Jones at the NAC Studio on Friday April 25

Oliver Jones ©Brett Delmage, 2011You could win a pair of tickets to hear Oliver Jones at the NAC Studio on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 8 p.m. (His first concert on the previous night sold out.)

Oliver Jones' six-decade musical career has been rich and varied. He has produced an impressive catalogue of recordings whose sidemen are among the very finest in jazz: the albums won several Juno and Quebec Felix awards. He's received the Martin Luther King Jr. award, celebrating his contributions to the Black Community in Canada and in his native Montreal, the Order of Québec, the Order of Canada, and the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for lifetime artistic achievement.

The concert is part of the NAC Presents staging of great Canadian talent.  Thanks to NAC Presents for their generous donation of the two tickets (a $116 value!)

To enter, simply 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 our skill testing question:

View the skill-testing question

 

Awarded! A pair of tickets to hear "All over Again" CD release with Steve Berndt and Brian Browne

Congratulations to Gerald and Ellen Bailie! They won a pair of tickets to hear jazz singer Steve Berndt and renowned jazz pianist Brian Browne release their new album All Over Again, the follow-up album to 2012's Déjà Vu. Patterned after the famous Bill Evans/Tony Bennett recordings from the 1970's, Déjà Vu has had national airtime on CBC's Tonic. The artists  generously donated the tickets (a $40 value!)

Read our interview with the artists, Steve Berndt and Brian Browne turn tasty leftovers into gold with "All Over Again".

The answer to our skill testing question "What are some of the words in Déjà Vu that Steve sings?" could be heard in this title song at www.steveberndt.com

Note! To learn about and  be eligible to enter future draws, you must be a subscriber to our free weekly jazz and improvised music newsletter. To sign up, send a blank email from the email address you want to be subscribed, to

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 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.

 

Awarded! A pair of tickets to hear Nathalie Renault at Les Brasseurs Du Temps

Congratulations to Alain Roy. He won a pair of tickets to hear Nathalie Renault  at the Brasseurs Du Temps on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Renault is a Quebec jazz vocalist with a vibrant, expressive style, who has released seven albums. Les Brasseurs du Temps (BDT) has generously donated the tickets (a $40 value!)

The correct answer to our skill testing question "What is a characteristic of Nathalie Renault's music?" could be found here or here en français.

To be eligible to enter this and future draws, you must be a subscriber to our free weekly jazz and improvised music newsletter. To sign up, send a blank email from the email address you want to be subscribed, to
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
or 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.