We're excited to be giving away a pair of three-day passes to the 2019 IMOO Fest improvised music festival, from Friday, September 6 to Sunday, September 8, at The Record Centre and GigSpace. The passes were generously donated by the IMOO Fest organizers.

IMOO Fest 2019 opens on Friday, September 6 at The Record Centre with Pay-What-You-Can performances and continues on Saturday and Sunday evenings at GigSpace. It starts with a solo show and finishes with an IMOO Fest tradition, the IMOO Orchestra, with a lot of variety in between. This year’s IMOO Fest includes improvising musicians from Brooklyn, Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto. See the full program of 9 shows over three evenings.

Read our story about IMOO Fest 2019: IMOO Fest 2019 mixes adventurous musicians from Brooklyn, Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa.

There are “a lot more of out-of-town people coming this year than last year because I tried to minimize duplication with last year’s lineup,” programming manager Brad Evans said about his programming choices. “I think there’s enough variety there that there’s something that everyone would enjoy. We’ve got some very jazz bands and very not-at-all jazz bands.”

Please only enter this draw if you are reliably able to attend at least two of the three nights of IMOO Fest. In support of our ticket donors, the musicians, and other entrants, OttawaJazzScene.ca ONLY awards contest tickets and passes to listeners who will attend the concert(s).  Nobody welcomes empty, reserved seats in an intimate venue.

Our draw for two IMOO Fest passes is open now until Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 1 p.m. To enter, simply email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, email address, phone number, and the correct  answer to our skill testing question:

Identify one or more of the concerts at IMOO Fest that you would like to hear, and name at least one musician who is playing in the concert(s) and why you would like to hear them. Correct spelling counts! IMOO Fest details can be found at www.improvisedmoo.com/imoo-fest-2019/

You can also purchase IMOO Fest tickets online at www.improvisedmoo.com/imoo-fest-2019/imoo-fest-tickets/

The winner will be notified by email and telephone after the draw deadline and will also be listed in an update to this website announcement at OttawaJazzScene.ca.  Only the winner will be contacted. If we cannot promptly reach the person drawn, we will redraw.

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Good luck to all participants!