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Jazz Giants Series: COUNT BASIE TRIBUTE: Ori Dagan & Nathan Hiltz with Heather Bambrick
November 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST$15
Back by popular demand: join us at Jazz Bistro for an autumn series in tribute to the jazz giants. This series will feature acclaimed jazz singer-songwriter Ori Dagan and guitarist extraordinaire Nathan Hiltz, with a different guest artist each week.
Award-winning jazz singer, songwriter and recording artist Ori Dagan is taking jazz to new and exciting places. His rich baritone voice and impressive abilities as an improviser produce an instantly recognizable sound. In live performance, he surrounds himself with Canada’s finest musicians, performing an engaging mix of material which is always fresh and in the moment. Dagan’s third recording, “Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole” (2017 Winner: Silver Medal for “Best Album” at the Global Music Awards) is a unique “Visual Album” homage to the legendary jazz musician and pop icon: a collection of 12 music videos with guest appearances by Sheila Jordan, Jane Bunnett and Alex Pangman.
Nova Scotia born jazz guitarist Nathan Hiltz moved to Toronto in 1999. Since then he has established himself as one of the country’s finest electric and acoustic guitarists, well-versed in a variety of styles from jazz and blues to classical and world music. Sought after as both a leader and an accompanist, Nathan performs over 200 gigs a year and has toured extensively across Canada with a variety of artists. He currently teaches at The Humber College School of Creative and Performing Arts.
Special Guest: HEATHER BAMBRICK
Heather Bambrick is a JUNO-nominated vocalist and voice actor. Her solo recordings have earned her international praise, and her latest – You’ll Never Know – received a 2017 JUNO Award-nomination for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year and a 2018 ECMA nomination for Jazz Recording of the Year. She’s been a guest vocalist for numerous recordings in various genres, from Jazz vibraphone legend Peter Appleyard, to the Caliban Bassoon Quartet. Heather has performed internationally with Jazz ensembles and has been featured with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. She is currently a regular voice on numerous commercials and Emmy Award-winning animation series such as Wild Kratts and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.