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Talent and Soul: 100 Years of Nat King Cole

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 8:30PM

Talent and Soul: 100 Years of Nat King Cole

Advance $20.00 / Door $25.00 *

Toronto jazz singer-songwriter Ori Dagan’s acclaimed multi-media project “Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole” was released as both an audio recording and a collection of music videos – the first “visual album” in the jazz genre. Since launching the project in Toronto in late 2017, Dagan has toured it around the world, including an official showcase in Austin Texas at SXSW 2018, headlining the TanJazz festival in Tangier, Morocco and performing at the inaugural Public Diplomacy Week in Seoul, Korea.

Musically the project is a unique homage to the jazz giant and pop star, balancing refreshing covers (“Nature Boy”, “Unforgettable”) with obscure gems (“Lillette”, “El Bodeguero”) and 5 original songs inspired by Cole’s life, music and legacy. The recording and music videos feature exceptional rhythm section Mark Kieswetter on piano, Ross MacIntyre on bass and Nathan Hiltz on guitar, with notable guest appearances by bebop legend and NEA Jazz Master, Sheila Jordan, 5-time JUNO winner Jane Bunnett and “Canada’s Sweetheart of Swing,” Alex Pangman.

Just added to the ticket is the 2019 Juno Nominee, Alison Young!

To celebrate the centenary of Nat King Cole (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965) at Hugh’s Room Live, Ori Dagan will be joined by an all-star group of Toronto jazz treasures including “Canada’s Sweetheart of Swing,” Alex Pangman.

Ori Dagan – vocals
Mark Eisenman – piano
Nathan Hiltz – guitar
Ross MacIntyre – bass
with special guest:
Alex Pangman – vocals

 

Website: https://www.oridagan.com
Youtube: https://youtu.be/gK1_4sjgrxM

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