Sunday Feb 13 2022


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm





Twilight Jazz Series: Valentine Jazz featuring the Ori Dagan Trio

📅 DATE: Sunday, February 13, 2022
🕑 TIME: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm)
🗺️ ADDRESS: 241 St Paul St, St. Catharines, ON
💵 PRICE: In Advance: $29 + HST; At the Door: $39; Musicians/Arts Workers/Students: $13 + HST - Buy Now!
🎟️ SEASON PASS: $139 - Buy Now!

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The evening’s performance will feature:

Tickets are non-refundable.

PLEASE NOTE:  Season Pass holders must contact Darlene ( or call at 289-259-4997) before the show’s date to reserve their seating. Please arrive to claim your seat by 5:45PM, otherwise the seat will be made available for sale for General Admission.

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All musicians, staff, volunteers and patrons at TD Niagara Jazz Festival events must be double-vaccinated.  Proof of vaccination will be required upon arrival.


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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, Top 50 on the U.S. JazzWeek charts) features guest appearances by 89-year-old jazz legend Sheila Jordan, 3-time Grammy nominee Jane Bunnett and “Canada’s Sweetheart of Swing” Alex Pangman. In addition to being a recording, “Nathaniel” is the first ever “Visual Album” in jazz history. Created collectively by 7 directors and funded by a PledgeMusic campaign, “Nathaniel” is a collection of 12 music videos which can be found on YouTube, and which have appeared on the big screen at over 50 film and music festivals around the world. Included in the collection are obscure gems, fresh takes on old classics and 5 original songs Dagan wrote with guitarist Nathan Hiltz, inspired by Nat King Cole’s music, life and legacy.

A fixture on the Toronto club scene over the last 15 years, Ori Dagan has recently started to go international, headlining at the TanJazz festival in Tangier, Morrocco, showcasing at Austin’s Elephant Room at SXSW 2018 and performing at South Korea’s first ever public diplomacy week. He is currently touring his live show, “Talent & Soul: 100 Years of Nat King Cole” the companion piece to his critically acclaimed recording and visual album “Nathaniel”.


Nathan Hiltz is an outstanding jazz guitarist who moved to Toronto from his native Halifax in 1999.  Since then he has recorded with a lengthy line-up of leading artists, and consistently performs on more than 200 gigs each year. Hiltz received a Bachelor of Music degree from Humber College in 2005 and a Master of Music from University of Toronto in 2011 and has studied jazz guitar with greats including Reg Schwager, Jim Hall, and Adam Rogers. In addition to maintaining an intensive performing career, he currently teaches at Humber College.  He released his debut solo album,Your Love Is A Plane Crash, in 2007, and after a decade spent touring and working on the recording projects of others, he returned to the studio in 2015 to record his second CD, Songs Poetics, original arrangements of classic tunes. Critical comment is consistently effusive, with praise such as “Hiltz makes each musical moment count. He creates multi-dimensional improvisations and offers every audience his very natural, organic, melodic instincts.”


Alison Young is a JUNO nominated saxophonist, vocalist, and composer. Born in Ottawa, she moved to Toronto in the early 2000s to study music at the University of Toronto, and has been an active presence on the city’s jazz scene ever since. Young has toured across North America, Europe, South America, the Caribbean, and Asia with acts such as Alysha Brilla, Joe Sealy, Big Rude Jake, Johnny Reid, and the Shuffle Demons, and has appeared on over 40 recordings. In 2017 Alison was chosen as one of the ‘Best 35 Canadian Jazz Artists under 35’ by the CBC. Later that year, she was featured in Pat LaCroix and Ted O’Reilly’s book, “Toronto Jazz Treasures”, alongside many of her musical heroes. Alison released her debut album “So Here We Are” in 2018, and received a 2019 JUNO nomination in the “Solo jazz instrumental” category, as well as a nomination for the Julian Award of Excellence. The album has been in regular rotation on CBC and JazzFM, as well as independent radio stations across the country, and reached #1 on the Earshot National Jazz Chart in the summer of 2019. Also in 2019, Young played a 16 city stadium tour across Canada with pop icon Corey Hart, and was featured on his single “Dreaming Time Again”.

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