Congratulations to jazz fan Phil Gosewich, whose name was randomly drawn to win the pair of tickets to hear the final Geggie Series concert of the 2011-12 season on May 26, with Joe Sullivan, Lorne Lofsky, Jim Doxas, and of course, John Geggie. The tickets were generously donated by the NAC Presents showcase of Canadian artistic talent, which includes the Geggie Series.

Phil responded to our contest skill-testing question with the suggestion of vocalist Dawn Roberts as a guest artist for next year's Geggie Series. Other draw entrants suggested an imaginative variety of guest artists in our Facebook page group and by email. These included:

  • vocalist Emilie-Claire Barlow
  • saxophonist Mike Murley
  • guitarist Michael Occhipinti
  • guitarist Mike Gauthier (Montreal)
  • saxophonist Jean-Pierre Zanella
  • tenor players Tim Price, Larry Schneider and Bennie Wallace
  • bassist Jodi Proznick and pianist Tilden Webb
  • saxophonist Joel Miller
  • NY pianist Dave Kikoski, and
  • saxophonist Loren Stillman

Thanks to everyone who participated in this draw. And a big thanks to NAC Presents for their generous donation of tickets to many fine jazz shows featuring Canadian musicians this season.

Watch for our review of the May 26 Geggie Series show later this week.

    – Brett Delmage