Dani & Sageev Oore have won numerous awards– multiple East Coast Music Awards (Best Jazz Recording, Best Instrumental Recording, and more nominations), Nova Scotia Music Awards, Canada Council Awards, NSTC grants, Canadian Music Competition Awards, and many others. Their work is heard frequently on radio (regular airplay, and over thirty CBC Radio features) and they perform throughout the continent.
Together, their influences are far-reaching, and they have extensive backgrounds in classical and jazz traditions. Collectively, some of the people/groups that Dani and Sageev have played with (or currently play with) include: Gypsophilia (Dani cofounded it, and Sageev still plays in it), Chris Tarry group, Fred Frith, Andy Milne, Gord Downie (from the Tragically Hip), Jerry Granelli (Dani just did a cross-Canada tour with him), David Buchbinder (leader of Flying bulgar klezmer band, Odessa/Havana), Jeff Reilly, Alain Trudel, Fides Krucker, Andrew Downing, Dave Clark (formerly Rheostatics, also in Charles Spearin’s Happiness Project), members of Arraymusic, soloist with Symphony Nova Scotia, Upstream Orchestra, Dan Weiss, Burning Spear, the late Doug Riley, Plants and Animals, Suddenly Listen, Sam Rivers, Rufus Cappadocia and numerous other Juno —and other award-winning— musicians in different traditions, as well as dancers and theatre performers.
Their wealth of experience, combined with their studies in classical, jazz and improvisation traditions, leads to a fluency where the apparent “genre” can flip on a dime as needed in whatever way serves the music.
The Oore brothers have been playing music together since childhood, and so there is a further freedom for them in the duo-setting to create and move together through a musical structure.