Jazz Singer Ellen Doty's Modern Vintage Style

Jazz Singer Ellen Doty's Modern Vintage Style

Style Q&A Feature for Avenue Magazine, Calgary. 

 

Jazz singer Ellen Doty grew up in Okotoks. She released her first album, Gold, in 2014 and plans to release a second album this fall. Like her music, which is a fusion of jazz, soul and pop, Doty’s personal style is a fusion of eras. Her high-waisted skirts and tucked blouses would fit in at a 1950s Parisian café, her bobbed hair and bangs at a 1920s speakeasy. But Doty’s look isn’t just vintage-inspired, it’s the real thing, incorporating pieces she inherited from her grandmother. Doty also scours Calgary’s consignment stores for clothing from across the decades, creating a look best described as “modern vintage.”

Calgary jazz artist Ellen Doty almost ready to emerge from her musical cocoon

Calgary jazz artist Ellen Doty almost ready to emerge from her musical cocoon

Calgary jazz artist Ellen Doty is heading off on a new musical direction with her latest album.

Cocoon Ellen.

Or.

Pupa Doty?

Either one. That’s a fair description of what you’ll see and hear should you head to one of Calgary jazz artist Ellen Doty’s shows on her upcoming prairie tour, which kicks off Wednesday night at the Ironwood with a show that's part of JazzYYC's Illumin8 Series.

Ellen Doty preparing Alberta for a jazz revival

Ellen Doty preparing Alberta for a jazz revival

Feature in Camrose Canadian by Josh Aldrich. 

Ellen Doty believes rural Alberta is ready for a jazz renaissance. 

The 27-year-old isn’t just blowing wishful smoke. She knows small town Alberta as well as anyone, growing up on an acreage in De Winton just outside of Okotoks. 

“Jazz tends to have an audience these days where young people have not really been exposed to it,” said Doty, who now lives in Calgary. “It’s great to have young people coming out to shows and being introduced to jazz this way, mixed in with other things they’re more comfortable hearing too.” 

Doty is playing the Bailey Theatre on March 3 as part of a 15-stop tour of Western Canada. 

All That Jazz: Calgary's Ellen Doty Performing at CASA

All That Jazz: Calgary's Ellen Doty Performing at CASA

Feature in Lethbridge Herald by Tijana Martin

Calgary jazz artist Ellen Doty hopes to inspire Lethbridge residents to follow their dreams in her upcoming concert.

On Wednesday, she’ll be performing at Casa along with special guest 35-time, award-winning saxophonist Eli Bennett.

Ellen Doty bringing back the sweet sounds of jazz to Lethbridge

Ellen Doty bringing back the sweet sounds of jazz to Lethbridge

Feature in LA Beat Magazine by Richard Amery.

The Okotoks/ Calgary based jazz singer/ songwriter returns to Lethbridge, March 1 to play Casa with Vancouver saxophonist Eli Bennett and guitarist Josh Crowhurst.
“It’s a trio with voice, guitar and saxophonist. It’s a unique sound,” Doty said.

CBC Calgary Article about Upcoming 2017 Tour

CBC Calgary Article about Upcoming 2017 Tour

Jazz chanteuse Ellen Doty is touring to some of Alberta's smaller centres — that is, after she makes her debut on the big stage of Calgary's Jack Singer Hall for JazzYYC's Illumin8 series. Look for her in Spruce Grove, Cold Lake, Athabasca and Lethbridge.

Same Genes, Different Genres, Feature in Okotokian Magazine with Simon Doty

Same Genes, Different Genres, Feature in Okotokian Magazine with Simon Doty

Ellen and her big brother Simon Doty (house music DJ and producer) were featured in their hometown magazine The Okotokian. 

Eat North: One Day In Calgary with Musician Ellen Doty

Eat North: One Day In Calgary with Musician Ellen Doty

With a voice as pure as...oh, we don't know, an angel perhaps, it's hard not to be entranced by Ellen Doty the moment you start to hear her sing. If you haven't seen her live yet, you're really missing out, so make a point of seeing her perform on February 22, 2017 at Festival Hall in the Inglewood neighbourhood of Calgary.

Concert Review From Stettler Performing Arts Centre Show

Concert Review From Stettler Performing Arts Centre Show

Having played earlier in the afternoon, their evening performance was nothing less than stellar, as Ellen Doty took to the Performing Arts Centre (PAC) stage on Sunday, Jan. 15, flanked by pianist Steve Fletcher and saxophone player Eli Bennett.

Local artists record festive-sounding single benefitting Calgary Drop-In Centre

Local artists record festive-sounding single benefitting Calgary Drop-In Centre

In an effort to assist vulnerable Calgarians and a local agency that supplies a valuable service, a group of Calgary musicians came together to record a song to raise funds.The ‘Favourite Sweater’ single was the brainchild of pop-jazz chanteuse Ellen Doty and Danny Vacon, frontman of ‘The Dudes’.

Ellen Doty Brings Jazz Influence for Alberta Culture Days

Ellen Doty Brings Jazz Influence for Alberta Culture Days

The Shell Theatre Performance Series continues this Saturday (Oct. 1) with Ellen Doty.
Doty is a jazz musician from Okotoks who put out her first album in 2014, she's  been writing and touring ever since.