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Jazz Giants Series: NINA SIMONE TRIBUTE: Ori Dagan & Nathan Hiltz with guest Jenni Burke
November 27, 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: JENNI BURKE
Jenni Burke is a well-known force in the Toronto film, music, cabaret and theatre scenes. The engaging, immensely talented and in demand actor and entertainer has performed to rave revues and sold out shows at venues across North America. She has earned many extensive theatre and film credits. Some theatre credits include Little Shop of Horrors, The Vagina Monologues, Toute Comme Elle(Just like her) in 2011 Luminato Festival. Jenni has been known for performing and hosting 3 years of a collective Cabaret called Curtains Down at the Pantages Hotel Martini Lounge and her own one Woman Act at the Global Can-West Cabaret Festival.