Here's a sample from the 2013 CD:
I Didn't Know About You
Dorothy Doring has been an active and established singer in the Twin Cities music scene for several decades. Dorothy has had experience in everything from country to rock, to blues and
jazz. Dorothy is currently working as a jazz vocalist who brings her eclectic musical background into her jazz performance.
Doring has a B.S.
Degree in Vocal Music from Moorhead State University and has earned a Masters Degree in Education from Saint Mary's University. Based in the Twin Cities, Doring sings in several
groups and is a founding member of the Twin Cities Cabaret Artist
Doring grew up singing in her hometown of Montevideo, Minnesota
performing solos at school, church, 4-H talent shows and numerous
During the 70's Doring
sang professionally six nights a week at local Twin Cities
nightclubs until the 80's when she primarily took gigs for corporate
parties and private events.
By the mid 90's Dorothy made the
transition into studying the American Songbook concentrating on classic
jazz repertoire and ventured back into doing a mixture of club
Still based in the Twin Cities, Doring
now free lances with numerous musical groups and balances her gigging
performances with her full-time position as a Vocal Music Specialist for the
Saint Paul Public Schools.
CD "Compositions by Ellington & Strayhorn" 2013 DOROTHY DORING & PHIL MATTSON CD was on list of "Best of 2013 Twin
Cities Critics Tally"
CD "Southern Exposure 2008
Internationally released in 2008
Recorded in New Orleans 2004-2005 Producer and Musical Director - David Torkanowsky
CD Release Party was at "The Dakota" Minneapolis 2005
CD Release Party was at "Snug Harbor" New Orleans 2006 Southern Exposure was re-released internationally 2008
About Time: 1999 self-produced debut album with Billy Holloman on B3 Hammond organ, Donald Thomas on drums and Loren Walstad on guitar.
Minnesota based singer Dorothy Doring frequently draws from the
well of Big Easy inspiration. She recorded her CD "Southern Exposure" here with local keyboard wizard David Torkanowsky as musical director
and producer. Times Picayune-Hot Picks of the Week/Lagniappe, New Orleans, LA
She can sing it sweet, with grit, with zing, with smoke, with salt. The
title is Southern Exposure but this is Doring Exposed, a gem of many
facets, polished to a fine sheen.Andrea Canter, Jazzpolice.com