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December 18, 2014     Dear reader: Have you participated in our 2014 community funding campaign?

OttawaJazzScene.ca needs the support of our readers so we can continue operating in 2015.  Thanks to the 2014 campaign donors who have already helped we are halfway to our target!  Please add your name to our our public list of supporters today. Or you can make an anonymous donation. It only takes 30 seconds to register your pledge for one year of support - we're not asking for any payment information right now. Find out more about our past accomplishments and how we support the community

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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 tickets to Jazz Under The Mistletoe with Nicole Ratté and The Roddy Ellias Trio

©2013 Brett Delmage©2013 Brett DelmageYou could win a pair of tickets to hear Jazz Under The Mistletoe on Saturday, December 13, 2014. This special premiere performance will feature vocalist Nicole Ratté, and guitarist Roddy Ellias and his trio members bassist Adrian Vedady and drummer Thom Gossage. Dinner and concert starts at 6:30 p.m. (18h30), and the concert itself at 8 p.m. (20h). Two pairs of tickets have been generously donated for this contest by La Grange de la Gatineau (Cantley).

This will be a first collaboration for Nicole and Roddy and they are planning for a nice evening of jazz for all tastes. They will offer you a mix of interesting songs that will install a warm ambience with a touch of this magic we like to find when we think of the Holidays, family and friends.

Joining them will be special guest violonist William Lamoureux who participated in Nicole’s award-winning "Le jazz d’une génération à l’autre" (Jazz Across Generations) that was performed at La Maison de la culture de Gatineau in November 2013.

To preorder tickets (and dinner, which can only be ordered in advance) for this concert visit the La Grange de la Gatineau concerts page.

You can hear Nicole Ratté sing seasonal songs in our video story about GigSpace's 2013 Christmas fundraising concert. Watch our video story to hear the Roddy Ellias performing with his trio and talking about their musicianship and collaboration.

The deadline to enter the contest to win these two tickets is Friday, December 12, 2014 at 1 p.m. To enter, simply email

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Read the skill-testing question and enter the contest

 

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.

 

Awarded! Tickets to hear Tcha Limberger and Denis Chang at NECTAR

Congratulations to Sander Mommers, who won a pair of tickets to hear renowned Belgian-Romany singer, violinist and guitarist Tcha Limberger perform a variety of manouche music accompanied by Canadian gypsy jazz guitarist Denis Chang, at NECTAR, the New Edinburgh Community and Arts Centre on Thursday, November 13,2014 at 7 p.m. The concert organizer Justin Duhaime generously donated these tickets.

Read our full interview with Denis Chang and Tcha Limberger

Note! To be eligible to enter future contests, you must be a subscriber to our free 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.