This past weekend we celebrated the 27th annual NCI JAM. With over 800 guests in attendance and five special performers along with 18 contestants – a better night could not have been found in Winnipeg.
The Pantages Playhouse Theatre was filled with the voices of eighteen contestants all vying for first place bringing the total NCI JAM performances to 689 since 1987.
The night began with the induction of Percy Tuesday to the The Manitoba Aboriginal Music Hall of Fame. Dressed in all red, and looking quite dapper, Percy entertained all of his fans with “Staggar Lee” and “Wasted Days & Wasted Nights.”
Special Guest performances by Winston Wuttunee, Jade Turner, Bob Chartrand, Vince Fontaine and Marie-Celine Einish, who left the contestants inspired and encouraged of what could be.
The night ended with even more anticipation than the night began, with the announcement of the 2013 NCI JAM winners.
Winners for the 2013 NCI JAM are as follows:
Sidney Castel Memorial Award: Deanna Catcheway
3rd Place: Cita Antoine
2nd Place: Brandi Vezina
1st Place: Jessie Moar