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"Laughs & Riffs" Music & Comedy Night!

120 Diner, 120 Church Street, Toronto

Our first such show combining music and comedy! Excited to share the stage hosting with Mandy Goodhandy. Featuring Richard Whiteman on keys and special guest singers and comedians! PWYC

10th Annual Patsy Cline Birthday Tribute!

Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Honoured to be on this lineup!

Tickets are $20 and this event is expected to sell out! Call 416-588-0307 to reserve

Performers Include: Alex Pangman Quique Escamilla Russell deCarle (Prairie Oyster) Kathryn Rose Lori Yates Danny Marks Terra Hazelton Sarah Butler (The Millwinders) Ori Dagan Jaimie Oliver Sonya Jezebel Coté Helen Stewart Kim Doolittle Samantha Windover Angie Gunn HOTCHA! and MORE TBA! It is a magical night of music where strangers leave as friends. Showtime is 8:30 pm sharp, doors open at 7pm. The evening is also in support of Artscan Circle. A wonderful organization that helps at-risk youth using the power of the arts, in remote Indigenous communities in Canada. http://www.artscancircle.ca/ Tickets available at the door the night of the event.

Duets with June Garber

120 Diner, 224 Augusta Ave., Toronto

Ori Dagan is thrilled to share the stage with June Garber, one of Toronto's vocal treasures: "Vocally she’s got chops aplenty, but what keeps the bandleaders calling and the audiences hollering is more than just her voice. It’s a smile that can melt melancholy, and sincerity that makes every lyric sparkle." (The WholeNote). June Garber has toured and performed as a singer in major centres in Canada and the United States and also in Cuba, the Caribbean, Mexico, South Africa & Australia. She has performed at jazz festivals throughout North America and with big bands in Toronto and Sarasota, Florida.

Poetry Jazz Cafe Residency

Poetry Jazz Cafe, 224 Augusta Ave., Toronto

Catch Ori with a new trio each month and surprise special guests - Third Saturday of each month! $10 cover at the door Arrive early for prime seats in this intimate Kensington Market gem!

Scat Singing Workshop at TIFEM!

Toronto Institute for the Enjoyment of Music, 821 Queen Street West, Toronto

Open to singers of all levels! Participants will have the opportunity to scat sing both solo and as an ensemble, and the class will cover “shoo-bee-doo’s and “shoo-be-don’ts”, recommended practice methods and suggested listening, all with an emphasis on having fun!

To reserve a seat, you can purchase your ticket in advance through over the phone at 416-504-5444 or in person at The Toronto Institute For The Enjoyment Of Music. Limited capacity! $35 in advance, $40 at the door.


with Eric St-Laurent & Friends

Poetry Jazz Cafe, 224 Augusta Ave., Toronto

It's a new residency, the first Sunday afternoon of every month at Kensington Market's coolest/hottest spot for jazz, featuring the amazing Eric St-Laurent and guests! No Cover/PWYC

Niagara Jazz Festival

Mill St. Market Stage, 91 King St, , St Catharines, ON L2R 3H6


Saturday, July 25th, 2015 6:00pm - 12:30am Mill St. Market Stage

6:00pm - 6:30pm Youth Band (Winner of the 'Jazz for the Ages' contest)

7:00pm - 7:45pm Ori Dagan Trio

8:15pm - 9:00pm The Barbra Lica Trio

9:30pm - 11:00pm Robi Botos Quartet

11:30pm - 12:30am Heillig Manoeuvre Main Event - Club Series Market Square

91 King St, St Catharines, ON L2R 3H6 Map $20 + HST

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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!


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


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