Congratulations to Michael, who won the two IMOOfest passes. The correct answer to the skill-testing question was any two of "Lori Freedman, Scott Thomson, Susanna Hood, Jesse Stewart".

The Improvising Musicians of Ottawa/Outaouais (IMOO) has generously donated two festival passes (a $50 value!) for the inaugural IMOOfest on the evenings of Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6 (starting at 7 p.m. each night) at Arts Court's Club SAW  [details]. We're excited about this first-ever improvised music festival in Ottawa and being able to help send a lucky winner to it!

Each evening will feature four different acts, from Ottawa and from elsewhere, playing new and improvised music. There will be solo performances all the way up to the IMOO Orchestra.

JazzScene weekly email newsletter subscribers may enter the draw to win the ticket. Not a subscriber yet? See below – it's very easy to subscribe, to be eligible to win these and future tickets.

A random draw will be made on Thursday, October 4 at 6 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:

Name two of the iconic Canadian improvisers who will participate in this first IMOOfest.
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The winner will be notified by phone and email after a random draw on Thursday, October 4 at 6 p.m. The winner's name will also be listed in an update to this website announcement on Only the winner will be contacted. If we cannot quickly reach the person drawn, then we will draw again.

Good luck to all participants!

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