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

Count on Lindy CD cover, with Scott Poll and Peter Liu of the Pollcats. Photo by Vintage Photography Emporium
Count on Lindy CD cover, with Scott Poll and Peter Liu of the Pollcats. Photo by Vintage Photography Emporium

You could win a copy of Count on Lindy, the inaugural CD by Peter Liu and the Pollcats. This energizing group is a headliner at Merrickville’s Jazz Fest (MJF), presenting a Saturday Swing Night on October 13, 2018 at 9 p.m. The CD was donated by Peter Liu.

"I once heard a k.d. lang album described as “great music to do housework to”. I'd apply that description to this CD too. Listening to its energy and swing makes even boring tasks fun," wrote OttawaJazzScene.ca's Alayne McGregor in our review of Count on Lindy. Of their live performances, she wrote "I've seen the Pollcats play for both dedicated swing dancers and more general audiences, keeping them entertained and not letting the energy flag."

The deadline to enter our contest to win the Count on Lindy CD is Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 8 p.m.

To enter, simply email
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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".