Here's a sample from the 2013 CD:
I Didn't Know About You
Dorothy Doring has worked for several decades as a versatile professional singer
Dorothy Doring is a Twin Cities Jazz Vocalist who brings her eclectic musical background into her jazz performance.
with musical experience in everything from country to rock, to blues and jazz. Based in the Twin Cities, Doring sings lead vocals in several groups and is a founding member of the Twin Cities Cabaret Artist Network.
* 2013 Nationally Released CD* DOROTHY DORING & PHIL MATTSON Compositions by Ellington & Strayhorn CD is on the list of the "Best of 2013 Twin
Cities Critics Tally".
CD "Southern Exposure" CD was recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana 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
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 and catching a different color, a
different shading, at every turn. Andrea Canter
Dorothy Doring turns in a sublime disc that could be considered a
tribute to the Cresent City’s sometimes overlooked contemporary jazz
scene. She shows off her slinky phrasing in contexts tinged with
grainy blues, exquisite art balladry, and full-throated soul. City Pages / A-List, Mpls. MN
Her vocal technique is peerless, her rhythmic control, her intonation, the fluid clarity of her enunciation, coupled with her intelligent illumination of lyric, mark her as a singer whose name, if there was any artistic justice in the crazy vocal jazz bizniz, would be at the top of the popularity poll lists. Cadence Magazine
Dorothy Doring, a chanteuse specializing in jazz standards with a hint
of gritty blues, is a longtime Twin Cities-based favorite. Southern
Exposure, recorded in New Orleans, is her sublime CD on which she's
backed by some of the Cresent City's hottest players. Mpls St. Paul Magazine
Dorothy has a versatile musical background. 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.