Congratulations to Sylvie Dugas, who won a pair of day passes to attend Merrickville's Jazz Fest (MJF) - an $80 value!. The passes were generously donated by Merrickville's Jazz Fest.

Congratulations to Carole Dion, who won a pair of tickets to hear Toronto jazz vocalist Lara Solnicki and Ottawa guitarist Roddy Ellias perform together for the first time at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at GigSpace. Lara Solnicki and Roddy Ellias generously donated the tickets.

Congratulations to Heather Forbes, who won a pair of tickets to hear The Kevin Breit Trio 'Da DaDa Dada' with Jesse Stewart and Colin Couch at GigSpace on June 24, 2014. Thanks to Kevin Breit for his generous donation of the tickets (a $40 value!)

The correct answer to our skill testing question, "Name three jazz musicians whom Kevin Breit has recorded with" could be found at gigspaceottawa.com

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Congratulations to Karen Oxorn and John Wilson, who won a pair of tickets to hear the Ottawa JazzWorks "Originals" Concert on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 8 p.m. Thanks to JazzWorks for their generous donation of the two pairs of tickets (an $80 value!)

Read OttawaJazzScene.ca's story about this concert: Ottawa composers thrilled by JazzWorks Originals concert

The answer to our skill-testing question, "which featured jazz artist in the "Originals" concert is from Montreal?" was Remi Bolduc.

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Congratulations to David Jackson, who won a pair of tickets to hear Maja Ratkje at the NAC Fourth Stage on Tuesday, May 20. A B Series generously donated the tickets (a $56 value!). The concert included an opening set by Linsey Wellman.

This concert was produced by A B Series in partnership with the National Arts Centre and Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville and with support from the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

The correct answer to our skill-testing question, "What types of music and sound does Maja Ratkje's work include?" was " cutting-edge vocals and live electronics."

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Congratulations to Mark Rieger! He won a pair of tickets to hear Oliver Jones at the NAC Studio on Friday, April 25, 2014. The concert was part of the NAC Presents staging of great Canadian talent.  Thanks to NAC Presents for their generous donation of these two tickets (a $116 value!)

The correct answer to our skill-testing question, "What was Oliver Jones' first recording as leader, and whom did he play with on that album?" was "Live at Biddle's, on which he played with Charlie Biddle."

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Congratulations to Gerald and Ellen Bailie! They won a pair of tickets to hear jazz singer Steve Berndt and renowned jazz pianist Brian Browne release their new album All Over Again, the follow-up album to 2012's Déjà Vu. Patterned after the famous Bill Evans/Tony Bennett recordings from the 1970's, Déjà Vu has had national airtime on CBC's Tonic. The artists  generously donated the tickets (a $40 value!)

Read our interview with the artists, Steve Berndt and Brian Browne turn tasty leftovers into gold with "All Over Again".

The answer to our skill testing question "What are some of the words in Déjà Vu that Steve sings?" could be heard in this title song at www.steveberndt.com

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Congratulations to Alain Roy. He won a pair of tickets to hear Nathalie Renault  at the Brasseurs Du Temps on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Renault is a Quebec jazz vocalist with a vibrant, expressive style, who has released seven albums. Les Brasseurs du Temps (BDT) has generously donated the tickets (a $40 value!)

The correct answer to our skill testing question "What is a characteristic of Nathalie Renault's music?" could be found here or here en français.

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Congratulations to Alex Kall, who won a pair of tickets to enjoy the Phil Dwyer Trio with Phil Dwyer (saxophones), Ben Dwyer (bass), and Jim Doxas (drums) at the Brasseurs Du Temps on Sunday, March 2, 2014 and attend his entertaining and informative workshop in the afternoon.  Les Brasseurs du Temps (BDT) generously donated the tickets (a $40 value!)

The correct answer to our skill testing question, "What did Globe & Mail journalist Mark Miller say about Phil Dwyer?" was "“startling jazz audiences with his unprecedented command of both tenor saxophone and piano” and with his “extraordinarily authoritative playing….set the country on it’s ear”.

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Congratulations to Geoffrey Gurd! He won a pair of tickets to hear Bet.e & Stef at La Grange de la Gatineau  on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 8 p.m. The tickets were generously donated by La Grange de la Gatineau.

Bet.e and Stef are a bossa nova jazz group from Montreal, Canada.They have released four albums: Jazz/Bossa Nova (1997), Day by Day (2002), Wish you Well (Japan: Emi-Toshiba, 2003), and Remix Deluxe (2013). After a 10-year hiatus, the well-loved duo are back together. They will be joined by talented (ex-Australian, now Montrealer) guitarist and singer Jay Atwill. The band will play some favourites such as "Day by Day", "All Is Well", and "Vagabond", as well as new songs from their latest album, Remix Deluxe, released in spring of 2013.

The correct answer to our skill testing question, "What is the date of the Bet.e & Stef concert that has already sold out ?" was "February 22".

The answer can be found at La Grange de la Gatineau's website where you can also find out more about the concert and a meal you can order with it.

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