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Nanaimo Big Band Festival 2024 presents Ori Dagan’s Rat Pack Songbook

Sat May 18th @ 7:30 pm

Day 2 of 3: Nanaimo Big Band Festival

Ori Dagan’s Rat Pack Songbook
With the Vancouver Island Repertory Jazz Orchestra

Inspired by the music of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin, Ori Dagan’s new show echoes the swing and swagger of the “coolest cats of all time” – The Rat Pack.  Without resorting to impersonations or gimmicks, this concert focuses on the entertaining songs of the era, from “When You’re Smiling” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” to “Sway” and “My Way”. This very special show will make Ori Dagan’s first time performing in British Columbia. Don’t miss this award-winning crooner whose rich voice and agile sense of swing make this show one that is not to be missed!

Buy a 3 Day Festival Pass or a 2 Day Pass (Friday & Saturday) to SAVE! Call 250-754-8550 for package options.

Award-winning jazz singer-songwriter, Ori Dagan has attracted a dedicated and growing audience, both in his native Toronto and internationally. He brings a wry and agile sense of swing to everything he does, whether interpreting a standard, spinning a pop tune on its head or introducing his own original music and lyrics. Dagan’s rich bass-baritone is unmistakable. His consistently forward-thinking style is inspired by hundreds of heroines and heroes, including Sheila Jordan (with whom Dagan recorded a duet in 2017). A fixture on the Toronto music scene over the last 20 years, he is known locally as a “jazzman” who produces events, supports fellow artists and spreads the word about the music by way of a loyal social media following. He has worked with WholeNote Magazine, the Kensington Market Jazz Festival and is currently Co-Director of the new JazzInToronto digital collective.

Day 1- A Yesteryear of Big Band Swing

Day 3-Sunday Afternoon Big Band Dance


Buy a 3 Day Festival Pass or a 2 Day Pass (Friday & Saturday) to SAVE! Call 250-754-8550 for package options.

2 day pass: $91.00
3 day pass show only*: $133.50 (*Sunday option)
3 day pass with food*: $154.50 (*Sunday option)

Single tickets: $39.50 – $61.50

Package sales start at 11am Monday March 18th
Single tickets on sale April 3rd



Sat May 18th
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Port Theatre Main Stage
125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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