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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.

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.

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’.

Songstress Exploring New Horizons

Songstress Exploring New Horizons

Singer/songwriter Ellen Doty, a 2006 Holy Trinity Academy graduate, is one of nine professional Alberta songwriters selected to write and record songs for the Canadian Songwriters’ Challenge at OCL Studios east of Calgary July 14 to 17. In groups of three, the artists will collaborate on two to three demo-ready songs, often delving into genres they’ve never explored, under the mentorship of Canadian singer Mike Plume of the Songwriting Association of Canada.

Walk with Ellen Doty on 17th Avenue in Calgary

Don’t let that big smile and tall, quirky demeanor fool you – Ellen Doty is one of Calgary’s most soulful jazz vocalists and songwriters. Hailing from Okotoks, this Geology Major took the leap to follow her passion a few years ago and hasn’t looked back since.

2014 was a huge success for Ellen. She released her much-anticipated first full album “Gold”, which broke the top ten on several jazz charts in Canada. Hot on the heels of her critically acclaimed debut album, Ellen embarked on a 30 city, 46 stop Canadian tour enchanting audiences across the country with show stopping performances. 2015 was even bigger as she set her sites on releasing her sophomore album and toured internationally, which included a show in New York City with acclaimed jazz drummer, David Mancini. Released in April 2015 was her first single from her upcoming album “Just So You Know” and we can’t wait to hear what she’s got up her sleeve next.

Pop-jazz singer/songwriter Ellen Doty to perform in Bragg Creek

Pop-jazz singer/songwriter Ellen Doty to perform in Bragg Creek

Calgary artist Ellen Doty’s jazz roots have been an important part of her musical style since her first performance at the age of five. Now, with a debut album and a 46-stop Canadian tour under her belt, Doty will be bringing her unique style to Redwood House on April 9 as part of the Bragg Creek Performing Arts series.