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Toronto Jazz Festival: "Bass and Voice and Sax"

Paddock Tavern, 178 Bathurst Street, Toronto

Join me with two marvelous players: Jordan O'Connor (bass) and Alison Young (saxophone) - we have been playing together over the past year and this will be our first time doing "Bass and Voice and Sax" at the Paddock Tavern!

$10

Toronto Jazz Festival: with Patrick Hewan & Chris Banks

La Rev, 2848 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Back at this very cool spot in the Junction which features a fantastic and very reasonably priced Mexican menu! Looking forward to playing with pianist Patrick Hewan and bassist Chris Banks! For dinner reservations call 416-766-0746

PWYC - $10 (suggested)

Toronto Jazz Festival: Bellegarde & Dagan

Paupers Pub , 539 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Celebrate Father's Day with us! Thrilled to be duetting again with Montreal's Alex Bellegarde on bass - we will be perfomring jazz classics and swingin' surprises. Intimate venue - be sure to reserve at 416-530-1331

$15

Celebrating Fatherhood

Monsignor Fraser College, 45 Norfinch Drive, Toronto

Presented by Fathers Across Cultures, the annual, “Celebrating Fatherhood” Dinner and show will honour fathers, mentors and fathers-to-be. This family event will recognize fathers, mentors and young men for the high value and level of importance they bring to the family system. It will highlight the contributions of men in our community who emulate consistent leadership qualities in conjunction with our “Father of the year” honouree. WHEN: Saturday, June, 20th 2015 TIME: Dinner: 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
SHOW: 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. VENUE: 45 Norfinch Drive (Monsignor Fraser College -Formerly: Regina Pacis) Special Guests & Entertainers Host: Al St. Louis - Poet, Actor, Motivational Educator Keynote: Hon. Justice Donald Mc.Leod - Father, winner of The Honourable Lincoln Alexander ’53 Award. Saxophone: Jaan Koel - Toronto’s sensational Jazz, Tenor and Soprano player Jazz Singer: Ori Dagan - NOW Magazine’s 2013 “Best Male Vocalist;” Winner of a CBC Radio competition
Other: Singers, Poets, Entertainments Prizes! Raffles! Photo Booth: Lawrence Keer Photography - Individual, Family photos for memorabilia
Honouring: FAC 2015 Father of the Year! Featuring: Winner of our Youth Mentorship Poetry Competition
Launched in 2009, FAC continues to reduce the frustrations that our young men experience and help foster the innate leadership qualities they possess. The FAC program was inaugurated from the many gun violent deaths in our communities, in an effort to promote healing and youth productivity. Since its inception, Fathers Across Cultures have supported over 7200 young men and fathers. Join us this Father’s Day Weekend in honouring the fathers in our midst. Help us appreciate the mentors who help empower our young men. Let’s collaborate to help minimize the violence and frustrations that rob our families of our young male lives.

Toronto Jazz Festival: with Bernie Senensky and Alex Bellegarde

Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto

This will be my first time playing at the Monarchs Pub in the Eaton Chelsea Hotel! Thrilled to be joined by the legendary Bernie Senensky on piano and Montreal's magical Alex Bellegarde on bass. No Cover for this show!

No Cover!

Toronto Jazz Festival: Tribute to Cole Porter

May Cafe, 876 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Featuring Brownman Ali on trumpet! A tribute to one of the greatest songwriting geniuses of the 20th Century featuring an all-star quintet. Be sure to reserve in this intimate space by calling 647-607-2032

$10

Ori Dagan Quartet

Poetry Jazz Cafe, 224 Augusta Ave., Toronto

Jazz in the heart of Kensington Market! Joining me will be Adrean Farrugia on keys, Scott Kemp on bass and Max Senitt on drums. Arrive early for prime seats in this awesome intimate venue!

$10

Sam Broverman & Ori Dagan

Aviv Restaurant, 328 Dupont Street, Toronto

Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm at Aviv! Address: 328 Dupont St. Venue phone: (416) 922-2433. Sam Broverman and Ori Dagan sing; Mark Kieswetter on piano and Jordan O’Connor on bass. Be sure to reserve for dinner - intimate venue, wonderful menu!

$10 Cover

Mindfulness Rocks Fundraiser

The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West, Toronto

Mindfulness Rocks is a lively cocktail fundraiser celebrating The Centre for Mindfulness Studies’ (CMS) award-winning social programs. Mingle with and meet our mindfulness masters over some tasty bites and get ready to rock-out as you support the growth of CMS’ charitable Social Program.

The night features unique and robust culinary tastings, great drinks, an exciting vacation home auction, dynamite Emcee Ana Serrano, Director of the Canadian Film Centre’s New Media Lab, special guest Bruce Coxon, investor and former Dragon’s Den dragon and co-founder of Lavalife, and more!

The highlight of the night is rocking out to a unique performance by Baby Come Back, an all-star band of seasoned and versatile Canadian touring and session musicians who back Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman, have played with Bob Dylan’s legendary The Band, performed, toured or recorded with Leonard Cohen, Jesse Cook, Blue Rodeo, Ron Sexsmith, The Barenaked Ladies cruise show, Canadian folk group Leahy, rockabilly Ronnie Hawkins, legendary R&B/pop vocalist Martha Reeves, blues singer Long John Baldry, Canadian punk rock sensation Teenage Head, folk/pop artist Roger Whittaker, folk/bluegrass/country artists The Good Brothers, blues and rock singer Kathi McDonald, and lay down the reggae rhythms for The Sattalites.

Special guest vocalist Ori Dagan will top off the performances. Voted NOW Magazine’s “Best Male Vocalist” and named “Canada’s Next Top Crooner” by CBC Radio, sultry, rich bass baritone vocalist Ori Dagan is also a classically trained pianist with an impressive range of musical styles who can showcase a mindblowing a cappella scat roller coaster. In his own words his repertoire is “somewhere between Al Jolson and Bobby McFerrin, inspired by Ella Fitzgerald.” We can’t wait!

The night will be DJ’d by our friends Jeff Warren and Matt Thompson from the Consciousness Explorers Club, whose motto is Meditate Celebrate Activate. In addition to weekly meditation sessions, they spin tunes at monthly Open Soul dance parties. As Jeff says “Unite with the source by dancing your ass off beside other soldiers of the spirit, ’cause really, every moment that passes without some celebration is a missed opportunity.”

Get ready to move it and sing along to some favourites because we guarantee you won’t be standing still! We’ll give your arms a workout too when professional auctioneer Don Stewart hits the stage. With his enthusiastically friendly demeanour and outgoing personality Don likes to ensure that the live auction is the best entertainment of the night!

This event honours the late Gabriela Micallef, a vibrant Toronto social activist and one of The Centre’s key founders. Attending this cocktail fundraiser with your friends and colleagues is a fun and meaningful way to take part in creating solutions that effectively break down economic and social barriers that many people who are most at-risk in our community face when accessing help.

The Great Hall is a vintage venue with a limited capacity, so please get your tickets early!

When Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 Doors open at 6:30 pm

Where The legendary Toronto music venue The Great Hall * 1087 Queen Street West, at Dovercourt | Google Map.

$125 (general); $75 (youth under 35 - limited capacity)

Happy Mother's Day with the Ori Dagan Trio!

Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria Street, Toronto

Excited to be back on the Jazz Bistro stage for Mother's Day! Joined by two of my faves - Adrean Farrugia on piano and Ross MacIntyre on bass :-) Special guest Emily Steinwall on tenor saxophone. Dinner Reservations highly recommended at 416-363-5299

$15

Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

120 Diner, 120 Church Street, Toronto

Join me for my annual Ella Fitzgerald tribute! Featuring a first time ever trio formation with Ross MacIntyre on bass and John MacLeod on trumpet! Dinner Reservations are recommended at 416-792-7725 :-)

No Cover/PWYC

Toronto Jazz Festival: with Kat Langdon

120 Diner, 120 Church Street, Toronto

Vocalists Ori Dagan and Kat Langdon met while studying the art of live vocal performance at Humber College and have since gone on to become two of the busiest singers on Toronto’s music scene. For this closing night of the Toronto Jazz Festival, expect an evening of jazz, soul, R&B, country, rock, blues and surprises along the way. Call the 120 Diner for Dinner Reservations at 416-792-7725

$15 or $10 with Dinner Reservation

Tribute to Sarah Vaughan

Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill Toronto, 21 Old Mill Rd., Toronto

So thrilled to be back at this beautiful venue, paying tribute to one of the greatest vocalists of the 20th century. I'll be joined by two of the finest jazz players in the land, Mark Kieswetter on piano and Jordan O'Connor on bass. The venue does not take reservations so it is advised to arrive early for prime seating!

No Cover, $20 minimum