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WINNER: "Best Educational Jazz Short" (New York Jazz Film Festival); "Best Music Video" (Open World Toronto Film Festival); "Best Male Vocalist" Bronze (Global Music Awards)
"Best Jazz Song" (Polish International Film Festival); "Best Children's Song" (Hollywood Songwriting Contest); "Best Music Video" (Indiefest Film Awards). Official Selection at: Cayman Islands Film Festival; Polish International Film Festival; Near Nazareth Film Festival; Toronto Independent Short Film Festival; Montana International Children's Film Festival

VIDEO CREDITS:
Director/Producer: Leonardo Dell'Anno
Editor: Ryan Maggs
MUSIC CREDITS:
Music & Lyrics: Ori Dagan
Musical Direction: Scott Metcalfe
Producer: Eric St-Laurent
Engineer: James Pew, Euphonic Sound
Vocals: Ori Dagan
Keys: Scott Metcalfe
Bass: Jordan O'Connor
Drums: Lowell Whitty
Alto Saxophone: Alison Young
Photography: Juan Camilo Palacio 

<3 <3 <3 SPECIAL THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO APPEARED IN THE VIDEO!!! <3 <3 <3

Click above to see "Clap on the 2 and the 4!" WINNER: "Best Educational Jazz Short" (New York Jazz Film Festival); "Best Music Video" (Open World Toronto Film Festival); "Best Male Vocalist" Bronze (Global Music Awards) "Best Jazz Song" (Polish International Film Festival); "Best Children's Song" (Hollywood Songwriting Contest); "Best Music Video" (Indiefest Film Awards). Official Selection at: Cayman Islands Film Festival; Polish International Film Festival; Near Nazareth Film Festival; Toronto Independent Short Film Festival; Montana International Children's Film Festival

VIDEO CREDITS: Director/Producer: Leonardo Dell'Anno Editor: Ryan Maggs MUSIC CREDITS: Music & Lyrics: Ori Dagan Musical Direction: Scott Metcalfe Producer: Eric St-Laurent Engineer: James Pew, Euphonic Sound Vocals: Ori Dagan Keys: Scott Metcalfe Bass: Jordan O'Connor Drums: Lowell Whitty Alto Saxophone: Alison Young Photography: Juan Camilo Palacio

<3 <3 <3 SPECIAL THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO APPEARED IN THE VIDEO!!! <3 <3 <3

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Upcoming Shows

Previous events

Toronto Christmas Market

The Distillery, 55 Mill Street, Toronto

Brushing up on some fun Christmas songs ;) Have you got a favourite? Let me know and I'll try do it on this fun gig with Attila Fias on keys and Jordan O'Connor on bass. We play 3 sets at 6:30, 7:15 and 8:00. Admission to the Toronto Christmas Market is $6

Ori Dagan Sings Nat King Cole

120 Diner, 120 Church Street, Toronto

CABARET SERIES LAUNCH @120 DINER Jazz singer songwriter Ori Dagan's latest project is an ode to one of the great geniuses of jazz and pop, both as pianist and vocalist: Nat King Cole. Joined by Nathan Hiltz on guitar, he brings an edgy spin to standards as well as original tunes inspired by Cole's life and musical legacy.

"NATHANIEL: A TRIBUTE TO NAT KING COLE" Sunday October 16, 6:00-7:30pm Doors 5pm Music Charge $20 cash at the door or for prime seating, you can buy your tickets in advance here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2642033

THIS PERFORMANCE WILL LAUNCH SUNDAY CABARET SERIES @120 DINER! For more details visit www.120diner.com

Canada's Music Incubator: Artist Extravaganza

Rivoli, 334 Queen Street West, Toronto

Canada's Music Incubator Presents:

CMIAE Artist Extravaganza

October 13th, 2016 The Rivoli PWYC / $10 suggested

Featuring Artist Entrepreneurs from our 11th #CMIAE Program! Mack Davis Mel Dubé Ori Dagan Raine Zatara RIVER PATHAK Benjamin Barrile Charmie Command Sisters CRiSTiNA Dallas & The Funky Ducklings Dan Taylor Erik Flowchild

Scat Singing Workshop @ Culture Days

Parkdale Library, 1303 Queen Street West, Toronto

Ori Dagan grew up studying classical piano and upon hearing Ella Fitzgerald’s genius scat solos, decided to devote his life to jazz music. He began taking vocal lessons in his late teens and spent a decade studying voice formally at both York University (BFA 2007) where he studied jazz vocals and classical voice, and later at Humber College where he honed his skills as an improviser and songwriter. As an educator, Ori enjoys teaching privately and has had the pleasure of working with a variety of age groups, including workshops at elementary schools, universities and community centres. His philosophy is to expose each student to the inherent joy of jazz improvisation.

Ori Dagan was recently featured on blogTO as one of the Top 10 Singing Lessons in Toronto.

Workshop is from 12-1pm and is FREE!

Kensington Market Jazz Festival

Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave, Toronto

Singers Showcase Fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Canada! Mark Kieswetter on piano; also appearing that set will be Billy Newton-Davis, Jaymz Bee, John Alcorn, Julian Fuego and Patrick Morrison. Also appearing over the weekend for the same charity will be Measha Brueggergosman, Jim Cuddy, Ivana Santilli, and Marc Jordan to name a few. Admission to the BGCAN fundraiser is by donation, cash and cheque donations accepted at the door. Other shows cover charge $10-$25; Tom's Place Piano Room is free and Hotbox Cafe Guitar Room is Pay-What-You-Can. The inaugural Kensington Market Jazz Festival: September 16, 17, 18 rare chance to see Carol Welsman, Brandi Disterheft, Jane Bunnett, Sophie Milman, Larnell Lewis and many others. NO ADVANCE TICKETS, CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR! Follow @kensingtonjazz Full details at www.kensingtonjazz.com

Sneak Preview: "Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole"

Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria Street, Toronto

Ori Dagan's brand new tribute project to Nat King Cole combines fresh takes on cherished classics with five new original songs inspired by Cole's life and musical legacy. with: Mark Kieswetter - piano Nathan Hiltz - guitar Ross MacIntyre - bass and special guest "Canada's Sweetheart of Swing" Alex Pangman! Music Charge $15.00 Reservations Recommended: Call 416-363-5299

International Jazz Day at 120 Diner!

120 Diner, 120 Church Street, Toronto

6-8pm Whitney Ross Barris 8:30-10pm Chris Gale Trio plays Ellington & Strayhorn 10:30pm-close Sarah Thawer Trio + Ori Dagan Each Show "Pay-What-You-Can" $10-$20 suggested Reservations: call 416-792-7725 or text 416-706-4237

Apr15

Home Smith Bar

The Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Rd., Toronto

Thrilled to be back at one of Toronto's finest venues for live jazz. No Reservations are accepted so please arrive early to get the best seats. The Old Mill's Home Smith Bar is wheelchair accessible. Stay tuned for personnel.

Mar31

Music Can Heal Jazz Benefit Soiree

Arraymusic, 155 Walnut Avenue, Toronto

Join us for an unforgettable evening of jazz and blues standards and modern-day piano improvisation. Featuring: Award-winning jazz vocalist, Rita di Ghent; Canada's next top crooner, Ori Dagan; world-renowned jazz pianist, Steve Koven, and legendary blues, ragtime and jazz pianist, Bill Westcott. All proceeds go to Music Can Heal, a non-profit organization that brings bedside and atrium concerts to patients in hospices and hospitals. Our roster of award-winning musicians cater to all musical tastes and cultures. Visit www.musiccanheal.org for more information.

Saturday Night Live Jazz!

120 Diner, 120 Church Street, Toronto

Requests, dedications, favourites, surprises! Be the first to hear songs from Ori Dagan's upcoming tribute to Nat King Cole! Joining Ori for this Late night show from 11pm-1am with Nathan Hiltz on guitar & Jordan O'Connor on bass. Reservations: 416-792-7725 "Pay-What-You-Can $10-$20 suggested"

Duets with Denielle Bassels

120 Diner, 120 Church Street, Toronto

Doors 5pm Show starts 6pm Dinner & Show Reservations: 416-792-7725 "Pay-What-You-Can $10-$20 suggested" with a great band! Mike Freedman - guitar Jon Meyer - bass Joe Ryan - drums

Nat King Cole Tribute

The Jazz Room, 59 King Street North, Kitchener-Waterloo

Vocalist Ori Dagan, winner of “Best Jazz Vocals” at the 2015 Toronto Independent Music Awards, is one of Canada’s rising jazz stars. Born in Israel and raised in Toronto, he initially trained as a classical pianist, dabbling in creative writing and musical theatre before discovering Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day, Lester Young and Charlie Parker. Dagan’s debut recording “S’Cat Got My Tongue” (2009) garnered critical acclaim for the singer’s sense of musical adventure, from the blistering bebop of “Four Brothers” to the sleek coolness of “Star Eyes”. JazzTimes called him “a budding Kurt Elling” and The Los Angeles Jazz Scene proclaimed that the album is “a major step forward for Ori Dagan, who in a few years will likely be very well known in the jazz world.” On Dagan’s sophomore release, “Less Than Three <3” (2012) the vocalist explored new territory, including reimagined classics by Elton John and Elvis Presley, a scat roller coaster ride on Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” the original ode to search engines “Googleable” and selections in his native tongue of Hebrew stirred into the mix. The recording featured appearances by the Eric St-Laurent Trio and legendary saxophonist Jane Bunnett. The Toronto Star wrote: “the Toronto singer’s second album is serving notice that a major talent is on the scene.” Ori Dagan is currently working on his third recorded effort, a tribute to the music of Nat King Cole, due out in the autumn of 2016. The album will include several original song that will he will be debuting at The Jazz Room.

Ori Dagan – vocals David Restivo – piano Nathan Hiltz – guitar Ross MacIntyre – bass

Cover Charge $18.00

"Bass and Voice" with Dave Young

120 Diner, 120 Church Street, Toronto

Back on stage with the legendary Dave Young - the only bassist to ever receive the Order of Canada and who toured with Oscar Peterson for decades! It's always an honour to share the stage with this incredible musician and this time we'll feature some surprise guests! 120 Diner is located at 120 Church Street just south of Richmond. Cover Charge: "PWYC $10-$20 suggested" Dinner Reservations recommended by calling 416-792-7725 or texting 416-706-4237

Bass & Voice with Dave Young!

120 Diner, 120 Church Street, Toronto

Sheila Jordan was the first vocalist to perform in the "Bass & Voice" format and inspired by her, I've explored this concept over the years. I'm really honoured to be sharing the stage with one of Canada's most renowned bassist, the great Dave Young! We will be playing some classic old jazz tunes and maybe even taking some requests! Cover charge is "Pay-What-You-Can $10-$20 suggested". We hope to see you!!

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