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Ori Dagan & Nathan Hiltz

Free Times Cafe, 320 College Street, Toronto

New Album Preview! plus requests :) Including new tunes from the upcoming Nat King Cole tribute release of originals and classics. With Nathan Hiltz on guitar. $15.00 door / $12.00 advance

Broadway Favourites with David Warrack

120 Diner, 120 Church Street, Toronto

As part of the 120 Diner Sunday Cabaret Series, Ori Dagan will sing some of his favourite Great American Songbook pieces including Gershwin, Kern, Porter and Berlin, accompanied by Canadian Musical Theatre composer, lyricist, and piano icon David Warrack. Debut performance of this collaboration! Music Charge $20.00
Limited seating, reservations recommended: Call 416-792-7725 or Text 416-706-4237

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


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.


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