Toronto’s Ori Dagan WINS Independent Music Award in NYC

Multi-award winning Jazz artist Ori Dagan has added a new accolade to his rapidly growing list, winning Vox Pop Fan Choice for Best Short Form Music Video, Animated / Stop Motion at the 2019 Independent Music Awards in New York City this week.

The annual awards celebrated its 17th year honouring established and emerging artists from around the globe.

Dagan’s critically acclaimed, award-winning work orbiting legendary musician Nat King Cole took centre stage in late 2017 with the release of Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole — jazz music’s first ever visual album.

Debuting at #1 on the iTunes Canada Jazz Chart and hitting more than 100k views on YouTube within days of release, Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole delighted audiences with its flash of inspiration towards Cole’s notable works.

The dynamic multi-media project was widely lauded for pushing artistic boundaries and leveraging the status quo; it has won 14 Canadian and International awards, and continues to receive top features at more than 55 festivals around the world — including SXSW, the inaugural Public Diplomacy Week in Seoul, Korea, the TanJazz Festival in Tangier, Morocco, and 2019’s Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival this April 2019.