Jazz singer-songwriter Ori Dagan has attracted a dedicated and growing audience, both in his native Toronto and internationally. He brings a wry and agile sense of swing to everything he does, whether interpreting a standard, spinning a pop tune on its head or introducing his own original music and lyrics. His rich bass-baritone is unmistakable; his irreverent songcraft speaks to the lineage of Nat Cole novelty numbers and the impeccably swinging humor of the late Bob Dorough and Dave Frishberg. 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).
Jazz singer-songwriter Ori Dagan’s 2022 release Click Right Here is a witty sendup of life in the digital age. "Click Right Here" will be out May 6 on BandCamp and May 13 on all other platforms. During the pandemic, Ori’s weekly livestreamed concert "Jazz It Up" garnered over one million views collectively, with episodes devoted to Nat Cole, The Rat Pack, Peggy Lee and Louis Armstrong as well as songs of Disney, the ’80s and ’90s and more. Follow @oridaganjazz to stay connected!