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Ori Dagan is an experienced artist based in Canada. Ori Dagan is also a Jazz singer-songwriter and has attracted a dedicated and growing audience, both in his native Toronto and internationally.

Is online life in the 21st century a blessing or a curse? One could make a case either way, but if you’re Toronto-based vocalist and songwriter Ori Dagan (@oridaganjazz), one thing is certain: there’s a great material to be mined for a lyric, something Dagan always delivers with a wry and agile sense of swing. Click Right Here, praised by John Devenish of JAZZ.FM91 as “fun, provocative, fancy-free and spirited,” and by journalist and author Jeanne Beker as “the perfect balance between modernity and nostalgia,” is Dagan’s first album of original material. It offers a joyful escape from, and timely reflection upon, a world spinning out of control. Themes include online dating, social media, technological troubles, and the quest for freedom and equality in a divided world.

His scat singing has the natural, fluid, bop-inflected feel of the best in that idiom, inspired by heroines and heroes Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Anita O’Day, and Sheila Jordan (with whom Dagan recorded a duet in 2017).

Ori Dagan’s right-hand man on Click Right Here, his fourth studio effort, is a guitarist and musical director Nathan Hiltz, whose crackling arrangements and brilliant solos bring the songs to life. Hiltz fronts a versatile eight-piece band comprised of some of Canada’s finest: pianist Attila Fias, bassist Alex Bellegarde, drummer Ben Wittman, tenor saxophonist Colleen Allen, alto saxophonist Alison Young, trombonist William Carn and trumpeter Andrew McAnsh.

They are featured to brilliant effect on the potent band vehicle “21st-Century Blues.” In addition to being Dagan’s first recording with horns, Click Right Here also includes his first male duet, a romp of a minor-key tune called “Going That Counts,” featuring Toronto rising-star vocalist Donovan Locke. Rapper Erik Flow cowrote the blistering opener “Viruses,” built around a prominent omitted expletive that lends the song a distinct rhythmic hiccup.

Ori Dagan’s
2022 release is a witty sendup of life in the digital age, features a top-tier octet with musical direction and arrangements by ace guitarist Nathan Hiltz. Funded by FACTOR (Foundation for Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings), the album was praised by John Devenish of JAZZ. FM91 as “fun, provocative, fancy-free and spirited,” and by journalist and author Jeanne Beker as “the perfect balance between modernity and nostalgia”.

Five-time JUNO Award winner and three-time GRAMMY nominee Jane Bunnett, of Spirits of Havana fame, contributes scintillating flute on “Hashtag World” and soprano sax on “Viruses.” Four-time JUNO winner Simone Denny (Love Inc.) appears on a bonus cover: a relaxed and incisive interpretation of The Buggles’ 1979 smash hit “Video Killed the Radio Star,” the definitive earworm of earliest MTV. Rebecca Hennessy serves as guest arranger on the Buggles cover as well as an updated take on Dagan’s 2012 single “Googleable,” replete with virtuosic scat breaks and arch references (“Google Apps are the best, skeptics eventually clue in / who might have guessed, other than Marshall McLuhan”). The album was recorded by GRAMMY-nominated engineer Jeremy Darby at Canterbury Music Company and co-produced by Macedonian multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and producer Davor Jordanovski.

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From Jazz singer/songwriter Ori Dagan’s new album “Click Right Here” “Would You Swing My Way” is a swinging 21st-century tale of romantic uncertainty in the age of texting vs. ghosting. A fusion of Jazz and Hip Hop featuring rapper Erik Flow. Ori Dagan and Flow are joined by some of Canada's finest: guitarist and musical arranger Nathan Hiltz, Attila Fias on piano, Alex Bellegarde on bass, Ben Wittman on drums, Alison Young and Colleen Allen on saxophones, William Carn on trombone and Andrew McAnsh on trumpet, and Order of Canada member, 5-time JUNO winner and 3-time Grammy nominee Jane Bunnett on soprano saxophone.

Ori Dagan works best on Modern jazz Catchy, Contemporary, Creative, Energetic, Engaged, Good vibes, Upbeat, Available on Spotify, On stage experience, International potential, Strong social media presence, Supported artist, Unsigned artist.


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