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. 

Calgary's Ellen Doty almost ditched dream of becoming a musician

Calgary's Ellen Doty almost ditched dream of becoming a musician

By: Jeremy Simes For Metro Published on Wed Feb 10 2016

Ellen Doty traded her textbooks for a career in jazz music. 

It was a decision her parents weren’t too happy about but, it seems, things have been paying off for the local jazz singer-songwriter. 

On Feb. 19, Doty is set to open for Grammy winner Gregory Porter at the Jack Singer. 

Turns out she’s also extremely excited to open for Porter — there’s no such thing as stage fright anymore, she said. 

Calgary jazz vocalist Ellen Doty going for Gold with release of intimate new album

Mike Bell, Calgary Herald

Some are the Hallmark types, those who pluck a card from the drugstore shelves that offers an approximation of what they’re feeling for a host of different occasions.

But there are those who prefer the blank card, to be able to script their own thoughts and, ultimately, say what a Hallmark card can’t say: Who they really are.

Q&A with jazz songstress Ellen Doty

Jon Roe, Swerve Magazine

Ellen Doty has spun her music into gold. The jazz songstress spent nearly a month at the Banff Centre creating Gold, an album of all-new tracks. “The scenery is so perfect and the atmosphere is so great,” she says. “It’s a really good space to leave everything behind.” She sat down with Swerve Going Out Editor Jon Roe to talk about singing for Carlton and being a fan of the Calgary Flames.