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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. Dorothy 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.

CD Dorothy Doring and Phil Mattson - 2013
"Compositions by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn"


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NEWS: Don Lerman at Cadence Magazine wrote a CD review back in 2013 but decided to include the CD on his 10 Best of 2014 list.

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 ... 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

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

These two pros know how to keep it simple and direct on such timeless ballad material as the exquisite “Something to Live For” and “I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good.” Mpls Star Tribune Tom Surowicz

Every song, in every sense of style and sound and musical grace is a little miracle. this is one of the finest partnerships to pop up in a long time. Amazon.com

CD "Southern Exposure"  Recorded in 2004-2005 in New Orleans with pianist, arranger and producer David Torkanowsky, local release  in 2006 and international release in 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, Louisianna

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 Jazzpolice.com

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, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

"About Time" CD - 1999
Self-produced Debut Album features Billy Holloman/B3 Hammond organ, Donald Thomas/drums, Loren Walstad/guitar, Bruce Heine/bass and Dean McClay/piano.

Listen to a compilation of songs taken from Dorothy's three CD's https://soundcloud.com/dorothy-doring

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