Ellen Doty Bringing Pop-Jazz

Ellen Doty Bringing Pop-Jazz

With roughly 45 songs written for her new album, jazz-pop singer and songwriter Ellen Doty shouldn’t have any trouble selecting songs for her upcoming Shell Theatre performance. 

The Calgary-based performer has a show at Fort Saskatchewan’s Shell Theatre on Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. She’ll be performing backed with a full band, including a pianist, drummer, bass player, guitarist and award-winning saxophonist Eli Bennett. 

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.