Congratulations to Michael Shea, and Claudia  Petrilli, who each won a pair of tickets in our draws to hear the legendary virtuoso guitarist, John Pizzarelli, at Centrepointe Theatre on Thursday April 19, 2012 at 8 p.m.

Our thanks to Centrepointe Theatre, who generously donated these pair of tickets (a $133.50 value each). Thanks also to random.org for providing the random number for the draw, and to everyone who took an interest in this draw.
Find out more about this show and purchase tickets at centrepointetheatre.ca/events_tickets/details_theatre/april/pizzarelli_en.html.

Emilie-Claire Barlow ©Brett Delmage, 2011
Emilie-Claire Barlow ©Brett Delmage, 2011

Congratulations to Laurence Head who won the pair of tickets to hear Emilie-Claire Barlow at the NAC Studio on Thursday March 22 at 8 p.m. Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter this draw, and to random.org for picking a winner. Finally, a big thanks to NAC Presents for their generous donation of the two tickets (a $66 value!)


Win a pair of tickets to hear Emilie-Claire Barlow at the NAC Studio on Thursday March 22 at 8 p.m.! The concert is part of the NAC Presents staging of great Canadian talent.

The National Arts Centre has generously donated a pair of tickets (a $66 value!) for this draw.

Read the OttawaJazzScene.ca interview with Emilie-Claire Barlow

Only JazzScene weekly email newsletter subscribers may enter to win this pair of tickets. Not a subscriber yet? See below – it's easy to subscribe, to be eligible to win these and future tickets.

The draw for two tickets to the concert is open until noon on Wednesday, March 21..
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:

Congratulations to Brian Ramsdale who won a pair of tickets to hear the Walrus Guitar Quartet, four of Canada’s most celebrated guitarists together on Saturday, March 3 at GigSpace  A big thanks to GigSpace for their  donation of the tickets, to everyone who entered the draw, and  to random.org for supplying our lucky winner's number.

If you don't yet have your tickets to the world premiere of this group, you're not out of luck. You can still reserve your tickets at gigspaceottawa.com/walrus-guitar-quartet but hurry - the last guitar show at GigSpace was completely sold out.

Be sure to read OttawaJazzScene.ca's interview with two of musicians in this group.

Pram Trio
Pram Trio
Congratulations to Ryan Blais who won the pair pair of tickets to hear Pram Trio at GigSpace.

Thanks to GigSpace for their generous donation of tickets for this draw, to random.org for supplying the winning number for the draw, and to everyone tho entered the draw.

The answer to our skill testing question "What musical elements make up the group's sound ?" was "This group combines elements of the traditional jazz piano trio with contemporary styles of music both within and beyond the jazz genre."

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Congratulations to Renée Yoxon, who won the pair of tickets  to hear Sons of Daughters – "a helter-skelter new twist on the classic chordless jazz trio" – on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 8 p.m. at GigSpace [details] GigSpace (part of Alcorn Music Studios) generously donated the tickets.

The correct answer to our skill-testing question, "In what American city did the members of Sons of Daughters meet?" was "Milwaukee".

Thanks to everyone who entered.

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Congratulations to Jarrod Goldsmith who won the pair of tickets (a $60 value) generously donated by the National Arts Centre for the third concert of the current Geggie Series, with Phil Dwyer, Chet Doxas, and Jim Doxas on Saturday Feb 18 at 7:30 p.m.. A big thanks to the NAC for their generous donation of these tickets, to everyone who entered the draw, and  to random.org for supplying our lucky winner's number.

If you don't yet have your tickets to this great all-Canadian lineup (part of the NAC Presents series of Canadian talent) you can still purchase them at the NAC box office or on the web at www2.nac-cna.ca/en/presents/event/1802/

A big thanks to the NAC for their  donation of the tickets, to everyone who entered the draw, and  to random.org for supplying our lucky winner's number.

If you don't yet have your tickets to this show, you're not out of luck. You can still purchase tickets at the NAC box office or online at www2.nac-cna.ca/en/presents/event/1805/

Congratulations to  Michael Toope who won the pair of tickets for Chansons d’amour - Jazz, Wine & Chocolate. Thanks to everyone who entered the draw and to random.org for the winner's number. And a special thanks to The Nicole Ratté Trio for the donation of tickets.

If you didn't win, you can still purchase tickets to enjoy the evening by calling 613-729-0693 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jesse stewart conducts the IMOO Orchestra in rehearsal
Jesse stewart conducts the IMOO Orchestra in rehearsal
Congratulations to Bradley Evans who won the free pair of tickets (a $30 value) to hear the exciting debut performance of the IMOO (Improvising Musicians of Ottawa/Outaouais) Orchestra at the first Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival. Thanks to everyone who entered and to random.org for providing the winning number.

The concert will take place in Club SAW at Arts Court on Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 3 p.m. Tickets are still available for purchase if you didn't win.

The IMOO Orchestra (or IMOOO, with an emphasis on the ooooooo...) will be comprised of many artists who have participated in IMOO’s bi-weekly concert series. It will be led by drummer and percussionist Jesse Stewart.

Congratulations to Joanna Lennox who won the pair of tickets to hear Ron Miles, David Occhipinti and John Geggie on Saturday, January 14. A big thanks to the NAC for their generous donation of these tickets, to everyone who entered the draw, and  to random.org for supplying our lucky winner's number.

To purchase tickets to this concert, go to www2.nac-cna.ca/en/presents/event/1801 or visit the NAC box office.


David Occhipinti jams with John Geggie at the 2004 Ottawa Jazz Festival. ©Brett Delmage
David Occhipinti jams with John Geggie at the 2004 Ottawa Jazz Festival. ©Brett Delmage
The National Arts Centre has generously donated a pair of tickets (a $60 value) for the second concert of the current Geggie Series, with Ron Miles, David Occhipinti  and John Geggie. The concert will be held on Saturday, January 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the NAC Fourth Stage.

This is our first free ticket draw of many to come in 2012. Only JazzScene weekly email newsletter subscribers may enter to win this pair of tickets. Not a subscriber yet? See below – it's easy to subscribe, to be eligible to win these and future tickets.

The draw for two tickets to the concert is open until noon on Wednesday January 11, 2012. To enter, simply email with your name, email address, phone number, and the correct answer to our skill testing question: