Ken Kelley, Canadian Musician
What: Pop, Jazz
Where: Calgary, AB
The first adjective likely to come to the listener’s mind upon hearing Calgary’s Ellen Doty is “smooth.” On her full-length debut album Gold, released in May 2014, Doty’s voice effortlessly and almost breathlessly glides over the smooth jazz influence heard in songs such as “I Think I’m In Love” and “Perfect Day,” the latter of which really showcases Doty’s impressive vocal range. Last year, Doty had the opportunity to entertain audiences all over Canada on her national tour, which saw her play 30 shows over six weeks.
Doty’s history with music is relatively extensive, dating back to pre-school where she was a member of her church choir before eventually moving on to study vocal jazz at Ottawa’s Carleton University. Gold marks the beginning of what should prove to be a long career in music.
Find Ellen in the print or digital edition on page 79! You can view the digital edition online at: http://issuu.com/cmonline/docs/sp_cm_marapr15_3_ or view Ellen on the Canadian Musician website at http://www.canadianmusician.com/showcase.