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JAZZ.FM91 presents Jazz Lives: A Century of Nat King Cole

Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto

JAZZ.FM91 ANNOUNCES THE JAZZ LIVES 2018 LINEUP AND THEME: A CENTURY OF NAT 'KING' COLE. -- JAZZ.FM91 begins the celebration of Nat 'King' Cole's centenary with the 14th annual JAZZ LIVES, the station’s premier fundraising concert, on Wednesday, April 11th at 7:30pm in the Telus Centre for Performance and Learning at Koerner Hall (273 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON).

Nat ‘King’ Cole was the consummate professional musician with impeccable vocal delivery. As a pianist, he was extraordinary and the perfect accompanist to his own singing. Cole personified musical elegance, and decades after his death in 1965, his musical influence is still widely felt. On April 11th, we have curated an evening to pay homage to this iconic 20th-century musician.

JAZZ LIVES: A Century of Nat 'King' Cole featured performers include:

Jackie Richardson Mary Margaret O'Hara Robi Botos Tom Wilson Thompson Egbo-Egbo Heavyweights Brass Band Lori Cullen Bill McBirnie Ori Dagan Alex Pangman Danny B Drew Jurecka The JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band

With the JAZZ LIVES House Band: Musical Director: Lou Pomanti Mark Kelso Marc Rogers Eric St-Laurent

TICKETS for JAZZ LIVES are available now at www.rcmusic.ca; by phone at (416)-408-0208; or by visiting the Weston Family Box Office at Koerner Hall, with prices beginning at $30.

Sunday Cabaret with David Warrack

120 Diner, 120 Church Street , Toronto

SUNDAY CABARET: Sunday April 8 from 6:00-7:30pm Ori Dagan sings and David Warrack plays. Broadway, Jazz, Originals and Surprises. $20 cash at the door

Limited Seating; Dinner Reservations are highly recommended: call 416-792-7725 or text 416-706-4237

Scat Singing Circle (Workshop)

Kensington Market Jazz Festival, 206 Augusta Avenue, Toronto

Kensington Market Jazz Festival presents:

"Scat Singing Circle" with Ori Dagan

KMJF Headquarters, 206 Augusta Avenue, Toronto

Class description:

“Shoe-bee-do’s” and “Shoe-bee-don’ts,” recommended exercises about how to practice scat singing; video examples; recommended listening; opportunity to scat sing solo and in a group.

Saturday March 24: Beginner Class 12-2pm, Advanced Class 4-6pm

Class Price: $50 per session or both classes for $80

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 ultimate goal is to help each student discover the inherent joy of jazz improvisation.

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

For further information and rates, contact ori@oridagan.com

Ori Dagan at SXSW!

Elephant Room, 315 Congress Ave., Austin, Texas

With Nathan Hiltz, guitar and Brandi Disterheft, bass SATURDAY MARCH 17 at MIDNIGHT

The Elephant Room full lineup on Mar 17, 2018:

16 the Olympus 8:00pm – 8:40pm

Vanilla Summit 9:00pm – 9:40pm

Monte Warden and The Dangerous Few 10:00pm – 10:40pm

11pm TBA

Ori Dagan 12:00am – 12:40am

ChihiroYamazaki+ROUTE14band 1:00am - 1:50am

https://schedule.sxsw.com/2018/artists/19843

Winterfolk!

Globe Bistro, 2nd floor, 124 Danforth Avenue, Toronto

Delighted to be debuting at this fabulous festival! I'll be playing some of my original tunes and also featuring some of my favourite songs from the 1960's, 70's and beyond! Wristband gets you in for the whole weekend including lots of fabulous Toronto talent. $25 for wristband, or $15 if you get it before January 31st! All the details are at www.winterfolk.com

"In the Can" Fundraiser for Children's Aid

Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West, Toronto

In The Can - Singers for Children's Aid Foundation

Event founder and Toronto songstress Melissa Lauren will be joined by national musical fixtures and friends such as Ori Dagan, Alex Pangman, Barbra Lica, Devin Cuddy, Genevieve Marentette, Murray Foster (Great Big Sea), and more for ‘In The Can: Singers for Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada'. The second annual event will feature each musician performing two songs, along with some surprise guests and a silent auction. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada. “The idea is to invite singers to debut, showcase or workshop, so to speak, something that’s on its way in or out of the studio,” says Melissa on the meaning of the name ‘In The Can’, whose event origins grew from her own candid and heart-bursting efforts. Find out more about Melissa Lauren, Children's Aid Foundation of Canada, and the Facebook event page.

Ori Dagan & Friends: A Tribute to Jon Hendricks and Della Reese

120 Diner, 120 Church Street, Toronto

In Tribute to two dearly departed musical legends...with Nathan Hiltz on guitar and Ross MacIntyre on bass...and special guests! $20 cover at the door $15 in advance (link coming soon)

Etobicoke Jazz Festival with Martin Loomer's Orange Devils and Alex Pangman!

Longbranch Legion 101, 3850 Lakeshore Blvd West, Etobicoke

Composer-arranger Martin Loomer is a musician involved in many musical genres. Educated at York University where he studied in the jazz program, Martin has moved on to head many musical projects, starting as co-founder of The Jive Bombers in the 70’s. He is also busy as a copyist and arranger in both jazz and theatre productions. His 14 piece band, The Orange Devils, play a broad spectrum of jazz and swing music featuring top local musicians. They can be heard with vocalists Alex Pangman and Ori Dagan as our special festival opening event, Thursday, November 2nd, at the Longbranch Legion, 9 pm. TICKETS: $20 http://www.etobicokejazz.com/

Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole - Visual Album Launch!

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Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

Featuring a live performance by the Ori Dagan Trio and guests; and the world premiere screening of Ori's crowdfunded jazz visual album, featuring 12 music videos directed by filmmakers from Canada, Columbia, United States and United Kingdom.

Doors Open: 6:00 pm , Show Starts: 7:00 pm

Admission: $30 in advance (includes CD). $32 at the door (includes CD)

ADVANCE TICKETS: http://www.nowtickets.ca/events/46732136/nathaniel-a-tribute-to-nat-king-cole-ori-dagan-visual-album-launch

Dinner reservations guarantee seating. Call 416 588 0307 to reserve your table.

www.oridagan.com

Live By Request from Lula Lounge

Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Customer appreciation event for Lula Lounge with Nathan Hiltz:

"Acclaimed jazz singer songwriter Ori Dagan and guitarist extraordinaire Nathan Hiltz are two of the busiest musicians on Toronto's jazz club scene. For this special hour of requests, they will play standards, favourites and surprises live from the Lula Lounge stage... To make a request for a song (jazz, pop, or any genre) that you would like to hear Ori and Nathan perform, please post into the Facebook event page, or email info@lula.ca. Ori and Nathan will choose from the suggestions when putting together their set list! "

Tickets: $20 at the door / $17 advance

Duo with Bernie Senensky and special guest Genevieve Marentette!

120 Diner, 120 Church Street, Toronto

A Month of Wednesday at 120 Diner, from 6-8pm featuring a different musician and special guests each week. Cover is Pay-What-You-Can. Stick around for Lisa Particelli's Girls Night Out Jazz Jam! (www.gnojazz.com)