Creative Industries

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Okotoks, Alberta

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Ellen's Story

Ellen Doty is a soulful Canadian vocalist and songwriter originally from Okotoks, Alberta. Her music is a combination of jazz, folk, soul, and indie music that is uniquely her own. In the fall of 2017, she signed a record deal with Toronto jazz label Alma Records, and her album "Come Fall" was released on Universal Music in March of 2018, debuting at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Charts. Doty has toured all over Canada for the last few years, and recently finished a tour in Japan featuring a performance at the 2018 Tokyo Jazz Festival. She is also signed to Tokyo label "Inpartmaint", and her album will be released in Japan in the fall of 2018.


Why Calgary?

"While not traditionally thought of as a centre for arts and culture, Calgary has now made waves not only on the Canadian scene, but internationally as well. The National Music Centre has helped put Calgary on the map as a music city, and many incredible musicians, artists, poets, dancers, and others hail from the area as well. Musicians truly are entrepreneurs and have the same challenges in getting their businesses off the ground as any others. There are certainly opportunities to invest in arts and culture in Calgary, and to continue to develop a culturally rich and diverse landscape that we can be proud to call our own."

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