A Minnesota native, Dorothy Doring was already singing on stage at age four and appearing on local radio at age 9. Formal voice training began when she was 12 and by 13 she was singing rock ‘n roll with a local band. After high school, Doring obtained a bachelor’s degree in vocal music at Moorhead State University, performing in opera recitals as well as area venues as a folk/pop singer. Moving to the Twin Cities after completing her B.A. degree, Doring began her career as a full-time musician, taking time along the way to earn an M.A. in Education.
Dorothy Doring is continously active in the jazz scene, her accomplishments are reflected in her achievements. Cambridge Who’s Who named Dorothy “Professional of the Year Representing Entertainment” (2007-2008); she was the winner of the National Anthem Project representing the State of Louisiana (2006) and the Minnesota Music Academy Award nominee for “Jazz Recording of the Year” for About Time (2002). Dorothy is also an active member of the Minnesota chapter of “Jazz Vocalists.” Doring balances performance and teaching, as a music educator for the St. Paul Public Schools and on stage at music venues throughout the Twin Cities.
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“Backed by a krewe of some of New Orleans's finest . . . Doring turns in a sublime disc that could be considered a tribute to the Crescent City's sometimes overlooked contemporary jazz scene.” ~City Pages
“. . . Dorothy Doring celebrates the impressive Southern Exposure. . . . …The disc benefits from an all-star cast of New Orleans modern-jazz vets . . . .”
~Minneapolis Star Tribune
“[Torkanowsky's] arrangements leave a space for Doring's clean, sensitive voice as she approaches jazz and pop standards.” ~offbeat.com (New Orleans)