Congratulations to Pierre Brisson, who won two tickets to hear acoustic blues guitarist Doug MacLeod in concert on Saturday November 5 at 7:30 p.m, at Alcorn Music Studio's new GigSpace. Thanks to all the entrants (whose chances were way better than the lottery!) and to random.org who helped us ensure a fair draw. Special thanks to Troubadour Studio for donating the tickets to this show.

Update! An opening act has been added to the concert.
Richard Carr, a talented singer/songwriter from Quebec will be opening for Doug MacLeod.

Congratulations to A.M. Hook, who has won the  draw for a pair of tickets for  the Alice Groves concert on Thursday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m, at the NAC Fourth Stage.

Thanks to random.org for the random number. As always, thanks to all the listeners who entered the draw, and for your ongoing interest and support for OttawaJazzScene.ca and live music in Ottawa-Gatineau. And thanks to Alice Groves for her generous donation of the tickets.

Finally, don't miss our interview with Alice Groves about her music, musicians and this concert.


A lucky OttawaJazzScene.ca donor could win a pair of tickets to hear guitarist and vocalist Jordan Officer in the NAC Studio on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Jordan Officer is best known for his long-time collaboration with jazz vocalist Susie Arioli. His new album, Blue Skies, presents the sum total of everything that defines this artist, both intellectually and instinctively. According to Jordan, “This album expresses all the shades of all the colours that inhabit my soul. Blues for sure, but also the jazz of my roots, country music, rock’n’roll."

The tickets were generously donated by NAC Presents. Find out more information, watch video, and purchase tickets to this show on the NAC website.

To be eligible to enter this contest you must have donated to OttawaJazzScene.ca's 2016-17 reader funding campaign. Support OttawaJazzScene.ca's spotlight on the Ottawa jazz scene through your donations.

The deadline to enter the contest to win these tickets is Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 7 p.m. To enter, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with your name, email address, phone number where we can reach you, and the correct answer to the skill testing question:

Michael Pytura  ©2013 Brett Delmage
Michael Pytura ©2013 Brett Delmage
You could win a pair of tickets to hear A Rat Pack Kinda night (Une Soirée Rat Pack) with Michael Pytura at Les Brasseurs du Temps on Tuesday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m. (19h30). Two pairs of tickets have been generously donated by Michael Pytura.

Last fall he entertained hundreds of people at Make-a-Wish Canada's annual gala with his singing tribute to the Rat Pack group of singers including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. Their appeal to him was “both from a musical point of view but even just from the type of humour they bring to the table”.

Read our full interview and see photos from last year's performance

He returns this year with a more intimate performance at BDT to perform some classic favourites. He'll be joined by some of Ottawa's solidly swinging jazz musicians: pianist Ian Clyne, saxophnist Mike Tremblay, bassist Martin Newman and drummer Jeff Asselin.

The deadline to enter the contest to win these two tickets is Monday, November, 24, 2014 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:

The 4th annual edition of Merrickville’s Jazz Fest (MJF) is just days away - and you could win a pair of day passes to attend! Jazz fans whole-heartedly voted Merrickville's Jazz Fest (MJF) as their favourite among festivals of similar size in our first-ever OttawaJazzScene.ca Jazz Favourites Poll this spring.

From Thursday October 16 to Sunday October 19, 2014, MJF 2014 presents an outstanding lineup of jazz musicians for your enjoyment. They will welcome back some festival favourites as well as artists brand new to MJF from Montreal, Toronto, Merrickville and the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

The passes were generously donated by Merrickville's Jazz Fest. The deadline to enter the contest to win these passes is this Thursday October 16, 2014 at 7 p.m.

To enter, simply email
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Bamboo Groove - photo by ShaughnessyPhotography
Bamboo Groove - photo by Shaughnessy Photography

You could win a pair of tickets to hear  jazz vocalist Peter Liu present his debut album, Bamboo Groove, as he leads his fine ensemble for this CD release concert on 7:30 pm on Friday, October 3, 2014 at the NAC Fourth Stage. Peter Liu has generously donated the tickets  for the first ticket contest of OttawaJazzScene's 6th year of operation.

With unique and exciting arrangements by Peter Hum, the group performs intriguing takes on jazz standards and jazz interpretations of Asian pop and folk songs. Together, they integrate Eastern and Western sounds, as well as traditional and modern jazz styles, creating a transcendent, moving and thoroughly enjoyable musical experience. More information

OttawaJazzScene.ca has been listening to Peter Liu and reporting about his early musical career in our first five years. We're delighted to be offering the opportunity for one of our readers to win tickets to his CD debut. Read our interview with Peter about the concert.

The deadline to enter the contest to win these tickets is this Thursday October 2, 2014 at 8 p.m. (NOTE later time)

To enter, simply email
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Guitar Now! is bringing together some of Canada’s (and the world’s!) finest guitarists for a 3-day series of workshops and concerts right here in Ottawa on May 3 to 5 – for the first time ever. This new festival has generously donated a pair of tickets (a $70 value!) to hear a jazz guitar concert you will never hear anywhere else, on Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. [details]. And you could win these tickets!

The "Jazz and Beyond" concert will feature renowned jazz guitarists Ben Monder, Vic Juris, Mike Rud, Roddy Ellias, Matt Warnock, Brandon Bernstein, Tim Bedner, and Garry Elliott.

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

The draw is open until noon on Thursday, May 2, 2013. 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: