Ellen Doty is a soulful Canadian vocalist and songwriter with a world-class voice. Her music incorporates everything from jazz to soul, folk, pop and indie music: a sound that is uniquely hers. A true storyteller whose works are as intimate and as personal as their handwritten lyrics, Ellen’s immense talent for songwriting is only complemented by her stunning vocals. Originally from Okotoks, AB, she currently makes her home in Calgary.
Her debut album “Gold” reached the top ten on the college jazz radio charts in Canada, and she followed up the release with a crowd-funded, self-booked 40 stop Canadian tour. In the past year, Doty has continued to tour extensively in Canada. She had the opportunity to open for two-time Grammy-winner Gregory Porter, and recently completed a concert theatre tour with award-winning saxophonist Eli Bennett from Vancouver. Doty was recently named one of the top 35 under 35 jazz artists in Canada by CBC Music along with BadBadNotGood, Larnell Lewis, Nikki Yanosky, and more: “With an honesty and warmth that sets her apart from so many artists, Doty is an emerging Canadian talent who is clearly one to watch for 2017 and beyond.”
Doty signed a record deal with Toronto-based label Alma Records, and her new album will come out on Universal Music in Canada on March 2nd, 2018 with a Canadian tour to follow.
2017 Named to Top 35 Under 35 Canadian Jazz Artist List by CBC Music
2013 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival "Outstanding Soloist" Award
“Anyone involved in the music scene knows that Ellen Doty is one of the hardest-working,
talented artists on the scene. Her voice is soft, sweet, confident and assured, and combines her
deep love of jazz with the influences of the great singer-songwriters of our time. With an
honesty and warmth that sets her apart from so many artists, Doty is an emerging Canadian
talent who is clearly one to watch for 2017 and beyond. “
CBC Music, Top Canadian Jazz Musicians Under 35 List (June 2017)
“Whether she was offering a new song (Passing Mile), a personal, heartfelt ballad (Just So You
Know) or a standard (I’ve Got You Under My Skin), Doty displayed grace in full measure