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 Edmonton.
Doty signed a record deal with Toronto-based label Alma Records, and her new album “Come Fall” came out on Universal Music in Canada on March 2nd, 2018, debuting at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart. The album has received rave reviews from fans and media alike:
“By pushing her artistic boundaries and refusing to be placed in a box, Doty achieved musical brilliance that sets her apart from her peers. Doty’s sophomore album clearly proves her voice knows no limits. But it is perhaps her modesty and the purity of her intent to create good music that continues to define her as a blossoming Canadian artist.” – Beatroute Magazine
“Come Fall” charted for several weeks on the Earshot National Jazz College Radio chart, reaching as high as #3, and was on the CKUA Radio Top 30 Chart for 6 weeks, reaching #6. The album was recorded at Sumbler House near Toronto with drummer Davide Di Renzo (Cassandra Wilson, Tom Cochrane, Molly Johnson, etc.) and pianist Mark Lalama (Kevin Breit, Sisters Euclid, Daniel Romano, etc.). It was engineered by Juno-award winning engineer John “Beetle” Bailey, and features co-writes with many notable writers including Justin Rutledge, Andy Stochansky, Danny Vacon (The Dudes), and more.
Doty just recently completed a 16 show Canadian tour, a jazz festival tour, and a tour of Japan with a feature performance at the 2018 Tokyo Jazz Festival.