Congratulations to Ross Rankin! He won a pair of tickets to hear Generation NOW with Petr Cancura in the NAC Fourth Stage on March 13, 2018.
The tickets (a $79 value) were generously donated by NAC Presents.
Generation NOW features some of today’s most important Canadian jazz musicians. This group is carefully assembled to create a band that will not only relish in great time feel, but give you, the listener, a canvas of true original Canadian musical personalities. Stacked with seasoned, award winning composers and brilliant performers, Generation NOW is a snapshot of a once in a lifetime event featuring Petr Cancura and Michael Blake on woodwinds, Rebecca Hennessy on trumpet, Marianne Trudel on piano, Rémi-Jean LeBlanc on bass and Greg Ritchie on drums. - NAC website
Congratulation to Dianne Bruce, who won a pair of tickets to hear multiple JUNO winner Diane Panton at the NAC Studio on March 3, 2018. The tickets (an $81 value!) were generously donated by NAC Presents.
Congratulation to Jean-Marc Mangin! He won a pair of tickets to hear David Braid n’ Strings on July 29, 2017 at Chamberfest 2017 - a $60 value. With compositions built to widen the palette of chamber music, the JUNO-winning pianist and a top-notch string quartet painted dynamic strokes of classical-jazz revelation.
Congratulations to Clara Ballantine! She won a pair of tickets to attend Django at the ByTowne Cinema. The tickets were generously donated by the ByTowne Cinema.
Chris Fleming won a pair of tickets to hear the Simon Denizart Trio at the NAC Back Stage on March 4, 2017. The tickets were generously donated by NAC Presents. Find out more information, watch video, and purchase tickets to this show on the NAC website.
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.
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."
Congratulations to Clara Ballantine, who won the pair of tickets to hear Radio-Canada's Révélations jazz artist for 2015-2016, The Guillaume Martineau Quintet at the NAC Fourth Stage on October 24, 2015. The tickets were generously donated by NAC Presents. Tickets to the show may be purchased on the NAC website.
Read our interview, Révélations artist Guillaume Martineau is a marathon pianist
The correct answer to the skill testing question, At which post-secondary institution did Martineau study jazz? was Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Congratulations to Clara Ballantine! She won a pair of tickets to hear Ottawa's popular jazz singer Steve Berndt together with the incomparable jazz pianist Brian Browne on Friday, September 25, 2015 at the NAC Fourth Stage. Steve Berndt generously donated the tickets.
The correct answer to our skill testing question: What style does the duo perform in? was "the minimalist 'Tony Bennett/Bill Evans' style".
Congratulations to Phil Gosewich who won a pass to attend Merrickville’s Jazz Fest from Thursday, October 15 to Sunday, October 18, 2015.
The festival pass was generously donated by Merrickville's Jazz Fest. The skill testing question was "Tell us which group you are most looking forward to hearing at the 2015 MJF, who is in the group, and on what day you can hear them (and for extra good luck, tell us why you want to hear them). Correct spelling matters."