Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience. 

Ori Dagan – born in Haifa Israel in 1981 – I grew up playing classical piano and became a jazz singer when I was 18.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills. 
Before I got into jazz music I experimented with classical piano, writing poetry, acting in musical theatre and later singing classical music. Jazz appeals to me the most because it is all about improvising and living in the musical moment, where it is different each night depending on the audience, musicians, and how you feel in that moment. I always try to challenge myself when I improvise, and learn something new every time I sing. I have been scat singing (doo-bee-doo-bee-dweep, doolya-doo-WAH! etc) every day since the year 1999 😉
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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song. 
JAZZ is the genre! The song “Bibimbap” is a fun tune about a man who loves the Korean dish bibimbap; it is inspired by the famous Nat King Cole song “The Frim Fram Sauce.” The music video was designed, directed and animated by Heather Colbert, based in Bristol, United Kingdom.
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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business. 
My aim is to draw the listener into a song by connecting to the heart of it – whether it is a funny or sad song, I want to make people feel something. The music business is very difficult and you soon learn that you must love what you do and be very dedicated to it. Jazz in particular is not easy music and it takes time and experience to learn to do it well. For me it was so hard that at one point in my career, I stopped singing for about 6 months. When I came back to the stage I realized that this is what I am the most happy doing, and I’ve never looked back.
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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot. 
I am lucky to have some of the finest jazz musicians in Canada on “Bibimbap,” as part of my new album “Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole” – Mark Kieswetter on piano, Nathan Hiltz on guitar, Ross MacIntyre on bass. It was produced by Douglas Romanow and Nathan Hiltz at Noble Street Studios in Toronto, Canada (where Justin Bieber and Drake have recorded!) and the music video combined puppets and animation.
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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal. 
I have been making music for my whole life and my goal is to continue to do so and perform around the world for people who want to listen! 
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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing. 
I’m inspired by a need to express myself and the desire to entertain an audience.
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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song. 
Hard work! Dedication! Being willing to write 10 drafts until you get it just right!
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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there. 
Jazz can be fun, doesn’t always have to be so serious 🙂
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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist. 
Never give up, always be dedicated; find your passion and stick to it.
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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained. 
My biography is available at www.oridagan.com – my newest album “Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole” has just been released. In addition to being available as a musical album on iTunes and Spotify, it can also be found on YouTube as the first “visual album” in the jazz genre: a collection of 12 music videos, including “Bibimbap” and other songs inspired by the life, music and legacy of Nat King Cole.
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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform. 
I have been played on some great radio stations in Canada, the United States and around the world. Hoping that these music videos will get more exposure on TV!
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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio. 
They are all different experiences…I like all of these, but my favourite is to perform for an audience!
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Name five biggest artists that you like. 
Anita O’Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong
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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so. 
I have been so lucky to have recorded duets with Sheila Jordan, Alex Pangman, Terra Hazelton, Heather Bambrick, Julie Michels, Sophia Perlman. One day I dream of recording with Bjork!
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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network. 
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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music. 

Buy on iTunes https://tinyurl.com/OriITunes

Stream on Spotify https://tinyurl.com/OriSpotify

Buy on Google playhttps://tinyurl.com/OriGooglePlay

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day. 
Happiest day is when I get to sing; saddest when I am unable to.
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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.
I would probably move to New York City and record an album with a symphony 🙂


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