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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 hear Jill Barber at the NAC on March 7

You could win a pair of tickets to hear Jill Barber at the NAC Theatre on Saturday, March 7, 2015. NAC Presents generously donated these tickets.

Jill Barber by Vanessa HeinsAt first listen, what sets Jill Barber apart is her distinctive voice. But it's her ability to write an immediately memorable song that has made her one of Canada's most recognizable artists

“I can't help but feel nostalgic for other eras of music. When I listen to Etta James, or Ray Charles or Carole King, I feel almost intoxicated. It stirs something in me," says Barber.

Her concert is one of the 2014-15 series NAC Presents jazz concerts. Read about all the other upcoming concerts.

The deadline to enter the contest to win these tickets is Thursday March 5, 2015 at 1 p.m.

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 the skill testing question:

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Awarded! a pair of tickets to hear Steve Berndt & Brian Browne in an intimate evening at La Grange

Congratulations to Helen Glover! She won a pair of tickets to hear Ottawa's popular jazz singer Steve Berndt together with the incomparable jazz pianist Brian Browne, in an intimate evening of jazz ballads warm-up for Valentine’s day on Friday February 13, 2015 at La Grange.

Their concert features material from their two albums: Déjà Vu, and All Over Again, its sequel. Patterned after the famous Bill Evans/Tony Bennett recordings from the 1970's, Déjà Vu has had national airtime on CBC. La Grange has generously donated the tickets.

Watch our video of the two of them performing material from the album, and read our interview: Steve Berndt and Brian Browne turn tasty leftovers into gold with "All Over Again".

See the skill-testing question

 

Won! Tickets to see Whiplash at the Bytowne Cinema

Congratulations to Michael Braden, who won a pair of tickets to attend the screening of his choice for Whiplash at the Bytowne Cinema and also receive a CD of the soundtrack. The tickets and CD were generously donated by the Bytowne Cinema.

"J.K. Simmons plays Terrence Fletcher, a jazz band leader at a top New York conservatoire. Miles Teller is Andrew, a gifted drummer dragged into Fletcher’s inner circle. But this is not cool jazz that Fletcher is teaching."

Whiplash received a very respectable rating of 8.7 on IMDb

The answer to our skill-testing question, "What notable jazz musician does Fletcher tell his students about ?" was Charlie Parker.