About Ori

Award-winning jazz singer-songwriter Ori Dagan is taking jazz to new and exciting places. His rich baritone voice and impressive abilities as an improviser produce an instantly recognizable sound. In live performance, he surrounds himself with Canada’s finest musicians, performing a fresh mix of material which is always in the moment. 

Frequently humorous, Ori’s original songs have won him fans, from the ode to a search engine “Googleable” to the anthem for the rhythmically challenged “Clap on the 2 and the 4.” His Shakespeare-inspired song “Sweetheart,” co-written with guitarist Nathan Hiltz, was awarded Best Jazz Song at the 2018 American Songwriting Awards. 

Dagan's 2017 recording "Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole" was the first visual album in jazz history, netting him an official showcase at South-By-South-West in Austin, Texas, a headline spot at the TanJazz Festival in Tangier, Morocco, and performances at the first Public Diplomacy Week in Seoul, South Korea.