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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 Dutch jazz vocalist Ineke Vandoorn and guitarist Marc van Vugt at Mercury Lounge

Dutch jazz duo of guitarist Marc van Vugt and vocalist/pianist Ineke Vandoorn [photo by Jiri Büller]You could win a pair of tickets to hear the Dutch jazz vocalist Ineke Vandoorn and guitarist Marc van Vugt quartet at Mercury Lounge at 8 p.m. Friday, November 18. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)

Winners of the Edison Jazz Award, Ineke Vandoorn and Marc van Vugt touch down at Mercury Lounge with their jazz group this Friday. Vandoorn and van Vugt explore the boundaries of both improvisation and lyricism, creating their own world with their funky arrangements and modern music full of rich harmonies and haunting melodies.

Ineke Vandoorn's exeptional and warm vocals are supported by solos full of detours by composer/guitarist Marc van Vugt. Although there are obviously echoes of different styles like jazz, the virtuoso Brazilian choro and the fairytale-like (pop) music of Scandinavia, their music is unmistakably Vandoorn/Van Vugt.

The tickets were generously donated by Mercury Lounge. Tickets to the show may be purchased on the Mercury Lounge website.

The deadline to enter the contest to win these tickets is Friday November 18, 2016 at 1 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 where we can reach you, and the correct answer to the skill testing question:

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Won! a ticket to hear the Oliver Jones Trio's Tribute to Oscar Peterson

Congratulations to Charles Buckingham, who won two reserved seats ($300 value!) to hear The Oliver Jones Trio perform A Tribute to Oscar Peterson at the Music & Beyond festival on Monday July 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Dominion Chalmers United Church. The ticket included an  exclusive meet-and -greet post-concert reception with the Trio, which includes food and refreshments.

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest.


Won! Tickets to hear Petr Cancura's Crossroads with guest Ian Tamblyn at the NAC Fourth Stage

Congratulations to Brent Ingalls, who won  a pair of tickets (a $70 value!) to hear Petr Cancura's first Crossroads concert, with guest Ian Tamblyn at the NAC Fourth Stage on Friday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. The tickets were generously donated by NAC Presents.

The NAC Presents series has mandated Petr Cancura to take a jazz-based approach on the songs of Ian Tamblyn, Lynn Miles and Jeremy Fisher with a carefully picked band of masterful Canadian jazz artists who are well-known to Ottawa jazz fans: double bassist John Geggie, guitarist Roddy Ellias, drummer Greg Ritchie (from Montreal) and of course, multi-instrumentalist Petr Cancura.

Read our interview with Petr Cancura about the series, Ian Tamblyn and Petr Cancura are outside their comfort zone mixing jazz and folk

The skill testing question was "Why do you want to hear Ian Tamblyn perform with Petr Cancura, Roddy Ellias, John Geggie, and Greg Ritchie? Spelling counts."