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Is life online in the 21st century a blessing or a curse? One could make a case either way, but if you’re Toronto-based vocalist and songwriter Ori Dagan, one thing is certain: there’s great material to be mined for a lyric, something Dagan always delivers with a wry and agile sense of swing.  It offers a joyful escape from, and timely reflection upon, a world spinning out of control. Themes include online dating, social media, technological troubles and the quest for freedom and equality in a divided world. Dagan’s rich bass-baritone is unmistakable. 

Inspired by the music of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin, Ori Dagan’s The Rat Pack Songbook show is a brand new program which echoes the swing and swagger of “the coolest cats of all time.” Without resorting to impersonations or gimmicks, the program focuses on the entertaining songs of the era, from “Mack the Knife” and “Mr. Bojangles” to “Sway” and “My Way.” Each show is unique in that it features special guest vocalists; past participants have included John Alcorn, Steven Taetz, Donovan Locke and David Statham.  

Celebrating 100 years of one of the most gifted and celebrated musical artists of the 20th century, “Talent & Soul: 100 Years of Nat King Cole” is a companion concert to Ori Dagan’s critically acclaimed recording and visual album “Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole”. This unique tribute effectively pays homage to Cole’s life, music and legacy by combining popular songs, obscure titles and inspired originals. Surrounding himself with some of Canada’s finest jazz musicians, Ori Dagan’s engaging performance brings the timeless story of Nat King Cole elegantly into the 21st century.