Merrickville Jazz Festival Ori Dagon & His Quartet
Ori Dagan – Vocals
Alex Bellegarde– Bass
Nick Di Giovanni – Guitar
Masashi Usui- Saxophone
Toronto-based, award-winning jazz singer, songwriter, recording artist and teacher, Ori Dagan is taking jazz to new, exciting places. His rich baritone voice and abilities as an improviser produce an instantly recognizable sound, and a mix of material which is always fresh and in the moment. In recent years he has won numerous accolades for his witty original songs; his anthem for the rhythmically challenged, “Clap on the 2 and the 4,” was screened at 15 film festivals worldwide, netting “Best Educational Jazz Short” at the inaugural New York City Jazz Film Festival.
Dagan’s third album, Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole (2017 Silver Medal Winner for “Best Album,” Global Music Awards) is a unique homage to the legendary jazz musician and pop icon. It includes five original songs inspired by facets of Cole’s life, music and legacy, and features esteemed special guests Sheila Jordan, Alex Pangman and Jane Bunnett. With its’ collection of 12 music videos, it is the first visual album in the jazz genre and has been screened at 36 film and music festivals worldwide.
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