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Toronto-based “music first” record label Alma Records, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is very proud to announce the signing of Canadian vocalist and songwriter Ellen Doty to an exclusive multi-release deal. Doty brings her unique blend of jazz, soul, folk and indie music to listeners around the world. Her much anticipated sophomore album Come Fall is set for worldwide release on March 2, 2018, with distribution in Canada by Universal Music Canada.
Calgary jazz artist Ellen Doty is heading off on a new musical direction with her latest album.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Her website accurately indicates that her style straddles a range of styles — jazz, folk and pop. On 2014’s Gold recording alone, Ellen Doty can sound like a classic 1950’s-era crooner one moment, then Dusty Springfield interpreting Burt Bacharach the next.
For anyone that’s not familiar with Doty’s work, if they land on her website and click on the video for Just So You Know, they are greeted by stunning production values, musical arrangements that would be at home in the grandest concert halls in the country, and her stunning, heartfelt vocals. That song elevates heartfelt to entirely new levels…