Ori Dagan

Jazz   Vocal  

Whether interpreting a standard, spinning a pop tune on its head, or introducing his own original clever compositions, Ori Dagan is a musician dedicated to the art of jazz.

A fixture on the Toronto music scene over the last 20...

Whether interpreting a standard, spinning a pop tune on its head, or introducing his own original clever compositions, Ori Dagan is a musician dedicated to the art of jazz.

A fixture on the Toronto music scene over the last 20 years, he is known locally as a “jazzman” who produces events, supports fellow artists and spreads the word about the music by way of a loyal social media following. He has worked with WholeNote Magazine, the Kensington Market Jazz Festival and is currently Co-Director of the new JazzInToronto digital collective.

In recent years Dagan started to venture out of Toronto to perform on the international circuit. His ambitious project Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole was the first visual album in jazz history, an award-winning collection of standards and originals that was released as both a recording and a collection of music videos. Nathaniel resulted in invitations to headline the TanJazz jazz festival in Tangier, Morocco; performances in Seoul at South Korea’s first Public Diplomacy Week; an official showcase at South-By-South-West in Austin Texas, and many more.

During the pandemic, Ori Dagan’s online weekly live-streamed concert JAZZ IT UP has garnered over 1 MILLION VIEWS collectively with episodes that have covered everything from traditional jazz icons Nat King Cole, The Rat Pack, Peggy Lee and Louis Armstrong to songs of Disney, the 80’s, the 90’s to name a few. He has used the show as an opportunity to connect with viewers across the world, making new fans across Canada, the United states, Mexico, Brazil, Portugal and beyond while staying connected to his home base of Toronto.

Ori Dagan’s new project Click Right Here puts the jazz singer-songwriter in the spotlight as a unique storyteller. Full of bright moments of humour and surprise, the pandemic-inspired joyride reflects on the shortcomings of technology, the trappings of social media and other 21st century blues backed by a swingin’ 8-piece jazz band of Canada’s finest: Nathan Hiltz (guitar); Attila Fias (piano); Alex Bellegarde (bass); Ben Wittman (drums); Colleen Allen (tenor sax); Alison Young (alto sax); William Carn (trombone); Andrew McAnsh (trumpet) and special guests Jane Bunnett, Simone Denny, Donovan Locke, Erik Flow and Samways. Stay tuned for Click Right Here!

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Projects

Click Right Here (new show)

The Rat Pack Song Book

100 years of Nat King Cole

Videos

Click Right Here - Presentation

Googleable

100 Years of Nat King Cole

The Rat Pack Song Book

Calendar

October

16 October 2022

Ori Dagan - Postponed - Centre culturel

Pointe-Claire, Québec, Canada
17 October 2022

Contacts

Agent Canada and United States   Annick-Patricia Carrière 1 514-529-5717