Dorothy Doring is a seasoned vocalist and entertainer with a unique musical style, a charismatic stage presence and a voice that exudes passion and experience.
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LATEST NEWS: Dorothy Doring released a brand new CD in 2013. This is a duet CD with pianist and arranger Phil Mattson featuring selected compositions by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.
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Vocalist Dorothy Doring and pianist/arranger Phil Mattson released a beautiful duo CD project that gives tribute to the great Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. The arrangements and musical interpretations are creative, original and command attention for the serious listener of jazz and cabaret. Their joy for the art of performance is evident on all eleven tracks on this stunning recording. ~ CD Universe
Doring has a delightful soulful voice that brings new life
to some shop worn classics. Phil Mattson has a keen lyrical sense and
harmonic base from which Doring and Mattson work together hand in glove. Brent Black www.criticaljazz.com
On this superb CD Doring and Mattson delve into the songbook of Duke
Ellington and Billy Strayhorn ..... the result
is a panoply of fine music that these two seasoned veterans make it not
only a tribute but a celebration of the magic of collaboration. Grady Harp Amazon.com
Many of the disc's cuts required but a
single take, Dorothy nailing it on the first go, knowing exactly what
she saw in the materials and how to get there. www.acousticmusic.com/fame
An unusual inclusion is “Heaven” from Ellington’s Second Sacred Concert.
Doring and Mattson perform it with great sensitivity. It serves as a
powerful conclusion to this well conceived and executed collection.Jersey Jazz Magazine
These two talented musicians have gotten together on a project called
"Compositions By Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn" and the results are
what you would expect: a simply wonderful new CD that captures the
brilliants of Ellington and Strayhorn. Music Man Blog
Comfortable in the worlds of nostalgia and contemporary times, Doring's
album has a timeless feel that reflects the past with a body of work
dipped in the present.Yahoo.com
Dorothy has a versatile musical background.
Listen to a compilation of songs selected from Dorothy's three CD's
Dorothy Doring is a crossover artist who’s equally at home with contemporary pop to classic standards having experience in everything from country to rock, to blues and jazz.
Southern Exposure: This
special CD was recorded in 2004-2005 in New Orleans with pianist,
arranger and producer David Torkanowsky and internationally released in
About Time: 1999 self-produced debut album features Billy Holloman on B3 Hammond organ, Donald Thomas on drums and Loren Walstad on guitar. Nominated for Minnesota Music Award.
Dorothy grew up singing in her hometown of Montevideo, Minnesota. Doring earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Vocal Music from Moorhead State University and a Master of Arts Degree in Education from Saint Mary's University. Based in the Twin Cities, Doring
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.