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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. 

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. 

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.