Ottawa jazz artists Renée Yoxon and J.P. Allain will perform their arrangements of songs by Dave Frishberg, “the Stephen Sondheim of jazz song-writing”. The concert will include hits such as Peel Me a Grape and My Attorney Bernie.

Congratulations to Alnoor Allidina who won the pair of tickets for a lucky draw winner to hear "My Pal Frishberg" on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 7:30 p.m., at the NAC Fourth Stage. If you didn't win, you can still purchase tickets at nac-cna.ca/en/community/event/2370

Congratulations to Marcia Rodriguez, who won the pair of tickets to the Geggie Series concert with Pat LaBarbera, Josh Rager, and Nick Fraser on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the NAC Fourth Stage. The National Arts Centre generously donated these tickets (a $60 value) for this draw. Thanks to random.org for choosing the draw winner.

Guest saxophonist Pat LaBarbera is known internationally for his years on tour with the Buddy Rich Big Band, and Elvin Jones' Jazz Machine. Josh Rager is a pianist, arranger, composer, and teacher based in Montreal, Canada. Throughout his 10-year career he has performed extensively in Japan, Europe and North America. Drummer Nick Fraser has been an active and engaging presence in the Toronto new jazz and improvised music community since he moved there from Ottawa in 1996.

You can find out about upcoming Geggie Series shows and more details about the artists in this show and purchase tickets online at www2.nac-cna.ca/en/presents/event/1938/  or at the NAC box office.

Also, don't miss our interview with Pat LaBarbera, in our article "Pat LaBarbera: An Elder Speaks"

The answer to our skill testing question, "Which musician is a founding member of The Association of Improvising Musicians ?" was percussionist and former Ottawa resident "Nick Fraser".

Thanks to everyone who entered this draw.

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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.

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