Host / Emcee
From the Toronto Jazz Festival to Canadian Music Week, Ori has hosted countless events including festival concerts, award shows, music conferences and panel discussions. He loves to host and is always entertaining and delighting audiences.
CORPORATE & PRIVATE ENTERTAINMENT
Ori has provided musical entertainment for a wide array of events and clients, from weddings to galas, anniversary celebrations to charity events. Whatever your entertainment requirements are, Ori can provide the perfect ensemble for your event.
Ori is available to guest with orchestras, big bands, and other ensembles. He has performed with the Jazz.FM91 Youth Big Band, John MacLeod Jazz Orchestra, The Uptown Swing Band, and Martin Loomer's Orange Devils.
Ori Dagan has been writing about music since 2004, for publications such as The New York City Jazz Record, The WholeNote, The Epoch Times, CODA Magazine and the Live Music Report; he is currently covering Live Music in Toronto as a freelance contributor for BlogTO
Jazz In Toronto
Ori Dagan is the Artistic Director of JazzInToronto, a volunteer-driven passion project connecting Toronto's jazz musicians, audiences, venues and presenters. He has been involved in this community hub since 2020. JazzInToronto provides daily listings for Toronto's jazz scene on social media: follow @jazzintoronto or visit www.jazzintoronto.ca
MUSIC LESSONS AND WORKSHOPS
Ori Dagan enjoys teaching jazz singing, improvisation, repertoire development and performance skills; his classes emphasize "the joy of jazz" in both private lessons and workshop settings.
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 ultimate goal is to help each student discover the inherent joy of jazz improvisation.
Ori Dagan was featured on blogTO as one of the Top 10 Singing Lessons in Toronto!
Told "You should do radio!" for most of his life, Ori has studied Commerical Voiceover with Wendy Lands, Debra Toffan, Kim Hurdon as well as Cartoon Voice with Stevie Vallance. His deep, versatile voice is a good match for just about any script!