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Lunch with Ori

Lunch with Ori

The Toronto reference library is doing something very special this summer. Every Friday at 12pm, they have invited various artists to share their musical talent with the patrons on the atrium stage on the first floor. This day we got enchanted with the soft jazz sound from Ori Dagan and Jordon O’Conner on upright bass. They ran through many old jazz standards like, Dizzy Gillespie , Miles Davis and even Ella Fitzgerald, where Ori  got to shine a light on his scatting ability. If you have never seen him do this, you must get out to witness this in person. Jordan held down the fort with his fast and precise determination. When he gets to solo, he can run at a high level of fidelity and emotion. These guys are quite the duo. Ori stayed a while to talk to people and sign a few autographs.

He also has a new venture, being the entrepreneur that he is. He wanted to let people know about his new charity called Music can heal. It is a non-profit organization that focuses on bringing music to people who are in patient care. They will perform concerts at hospitals or even one on one, to help accelerate the healing process. This is a great way to boost the spirit and bring positive energy to benefit the person to heal at a faster and stronger rate.

Here are a few images from Ori Dagan’s performance:

To see who is playing at the Reference Library this summer, go to…

www.torontopubliclibrary.ca

To find out more about Music Can heal, check it out at…

www.musiccanheal.org

To see Ori live look him up at…

www.oridagan.com

Perfect Mix TO

Perfect Mix TO

This is not going to be your typical concert review. This is an observation I had on Sunday at The MixTO party that happened at Dupont and Emerson in the parking lot of Lynx Music. It was truly a mix of Latin flavoured band with DJ’s mixing their sounds between sets. What I found refreshing… Continue Reading

World Music Magic

World Music Magic

I took a chance and went to see a band called Ahmed Moneka Arabic Jazz. I don’t think I have ever heard this kind of music before so what the hell…give it a shot. That is beauty about the Jazz festival; it is filled with so many flavours you can experiment with, and without the… Continue Reading

All Aboard!

All Aboard!

Did you ever go to a party waiting for the main course to be served, but then you try out a new kind of tasty hors d’oeuvre and thats what you remember about the party. Well The Boxcar Boys were very tasty to a bunch of laid back people who looked very comfortable sitting at… Continue Reading

The Italian Job

The Italian Job

The TD Jazz Festival gave us a treat and brought over three experimental artists from Italy. They looked very excited to play in front of a new audience and see if we would accept their unique style of Jazz compositions. First up was a young lady named Rosa Brunello. She walked on quietly and pick… Continue Reading

Happy 50th to Downchild

Happy 50th to Downchild

Bloor Street was shut down, a stage was erected, the TD Jazz festival was showing off their muscles to Toronto and saying we are growing and getting strong. With that said the kick-off party began with The Downchild Blues Band! This is going to be a righteous evening of fun danceable blues music. It was… Continue Reading

Dave’s Executive Party!

Dave’s Executive Party!

One of Toronto’s favourite guitar players just released a two piece album. Down worry each piece is 14 minutes long, so you will be getting your money’s worth, but this is for another article coming soon. Dave hosted an album listening party for anyone who wanted to show up. Who did not want to show… Continue Reading