This summer, a very special new resident arrived at GigSpace: the Yamaha C3 piano which they were able to purchase with the $18,000 in their 88 Keys fundraiser.

GigSpace really did their homework making sure the piano would sound great, including asking three-time jazz Juno nominee Bernie Senensky to thoroughly play it this summer before they bought it.

On September 13, Senensky was in Ottawa to play an afternoon concert at GigSpace with guitarist Roddy Ellias – and he got to try out the piano in its new home. was there to hear the piano for ourselves and share its story with you. Senensky explained to us how he tested the piano, and you can see him play his own composition on it in our video story.