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Dorothy Doring Professional Singer

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Dorothy Doring Professional Singer

Dorothy Doring is a seasoned Minnesota jazz vocalist who has performed with various groups and is currently the lead vocalist in the popular swing band “Swingin’ on a Star”. Doring has an expansive jazz repertoire and is known through her appearances at top music venues such as The Dakota, Minnesota Music Cafe, Dunsmore Room, Maggie’s Lounge at Crooner's, Snug Harbor in New Orleans as well as at premier events like the Twin Cities Jazz Festival.

Dorothy Doring is a professional gigging vocalist, performing both as a singer and most recently as a prolific songwriter. Ms. Doring has experience in several genres ranging from folk to country, to rock and R&B, to swing, blues, and jazz.

Dorothy adds the freedom of jazz improvisation plus the intimacy of cabaret into each and every performance. With a relaxed delivery and seasoned stage presence, Dorothy communicates and engages audiences with her authentic and warm expressive style. Doring's professional singing career has developed over five decades and has produced three award-winning jazz albums.

Dorothy Doring has been singing all her life. As a child in her hometown of Montevideo, MN, she sang solos at church, school, 4-H talent shows and other community events. She graduated from Moorhead State College with a degree in Vocal Music, but rather than going into teaching right away, she joined a band in Minneapolis and started singing full-time six nights a week.

Doring later decided to do her singing on the weekends so she could take a full-time position as a Vocal Music Teacher in the Saint Paul Public Schools until her retirement in 2015. Throughout the years, even while she was teaching, Dorothy Doring kept working on her craft and never stopped performing. Dorothy continues to perform several gigs a month and is currently working on a new project of all original songs.


Dorothy Doring and Phil Mattson

"Compositions by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn".

Dorothy has recorded three Albums
Take a listen to a compilation of songs taken from Dorothy's CDs here.

Ms. Doring lives in her home state of Minnesota, is esteemed as a music educator, and performs numerous gigs each month working with a variety of groups around the Twin Cities area. Her latest project "A Spectacular Life" is an uplifting cabaret show of original songs with a message of hope, vitality, and happiness.

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