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Submitted by Sandy GrahamPhoto Credits: Elijah Shark Ori Dagan has much to be proud of in his ever-changing musical journey in this crazy business we call music.“A Tribute to Nat King Cole” (Dagan's 3rd recording and the first visual album in jazz history) recently debuted at #1 on the iTunes Canada Jazz Chart, and its corresponding 12 music videos have screened at over 35 Music and Film Festivals worldwide, garnering over 300,000 views on YouTube, Winner of the Best Album, Silver Medal – Global Music Award, Nominated for Best Jazz Vocals- Toronto Independent Music Awards along with a list a mile long of reviews. Dagan also teaches what he preaches by giving scat lessons and workshops to learn the “Shoe-bee-do’s” and “Shoe-bee-don’ts,” to anyone who wants to learn either professionally or just for the love of the musical era and greats who paved the way for so many in the jazz world. It is his love and understanding of the greats that keeps him focused on studying and learning of those icons like Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and so many more that this talented performer has been lovingly studying to keep the music alive today. “I have to admit I am now addicted to vinyl”, says the singer from his home in Toronto. “Every time I go to a record store I come home with a new treasure and can’t wait to play it and hear it with that extra recording value vinyl has to offer.” So back in time he goes to study and learn the magical music of those crooners like Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme as well as the ladies like Anita O'Day, Sara Vaughan and Carmen McRae. “I don’t just listen to them sing. I love to go find out their history, their story, their trials and triumphs. It brings me so much closer to their music that way.”  Ori Dragan Live at Jazz BistroOne story that really got to Ori’s core was about Nat King Cole. “On April 10, 1956, Nat King Cole's was performing in Alabama with an all white Big Band. He got up to perform and on his third song he was attacked on stage by the KKK. I can’t imagine what that would be like; racism was rampant at that time.” All of this and more leads the music to his next venture. Dagan and his guests have taken up a summer residency at Toronto’s ever becoming jazz legend venue, Jazz Bistro every Tuesday from July 10 to August 28, for a summer series in tribute to the jazz giants. This series will...

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True that storytelling through song has never been a weak point for JUNO Award-winning Barney Bentall....

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Western Canada’s eastern neighbours, and friends from across the pond will be making the trek to BreakOut...

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Gregory Alan Isakov’s highly anticipated new album, Evening Machines, will be released October 5 and is now available for ...

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Nashville, TN – One listen to the brand-new album, “This Side or The Other,” and you’ll know David Olney is a man...

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Six-time Blues Music Award nominee Trudy Lynn will release her new CD, Blues Keep Knockin’ from Connor Ray Music on July 27....

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Vancouver indie folk-pop artist Stephanie Ratcliff is excited to announce the release of her new EP Land In Unknown Places on Friday, July...

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Western Canada’s eastern neighbours, and friends from across the pond will be making the trek to BreakOut West this year! Partnering with the East Coast Music Association (ECMA), Australian...

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Gregory Alan Isakov’s highly anticipated new album, Evening Machines, will be released October 5 and is now available for pre-order. In advance of the release, his first in partnership with...

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Stony Plain Records of Edmonton, Alberta and Linus Entertainment Inc of Waterdown, Ontario  are pleased to announce their agreement to transfer administrative obligations of the Stony Plain Catalogue to the Stony Plain Rights Management, a...

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True that storytelling through song has never been a weak point for JUNO Award-winning Barney Bentall. He continues to prove this with a rare excursion into single land on “Don’t Wait For Me Marie”...

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Six-time Blues Music Award nominee Trudy Lynn will release her new CD, Blues Keep Knockin’ from Connor Ray Music on July 27. Backing Trudy’s vocals on the new disc are musicians Steve Krase – harmonica; David Carter – guitar;...

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Ori Dagan has much to be proud of in his ever-changing musical journey in this crazy business we call music.“A Tribute to Nat King Cole” (Dagan's 3rd recording and the first visual album in jazz history) recently...

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Nashville, TN – One listen to the brand-new album, “This Side or The Other,” and you’ll know David Olney is a man familiar with the wandering life and yearning heart of a poet. After more than 30 years in music,...

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Vancouver indie folk-pop artist Stephanie Ratcliff is excited to announce the release of her new EP Land In Unknown Places on Friday, July 27th and will celebrate with a show at Reality Vancouver on release day, followed by a string of...

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When I first sat down to write this review for Luna Keller’s new summer single “Packing My Bags,” I couldn’t really make up my mind whether or not Keller reminds me more of Dean Ween or Bob Dylan. Sure, she has all of the giddy eccentricity of Ween,...