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* 

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

Vocalist 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.

            Listen to a compilation of songs from Dorothy's 3 CD's   

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