Live at Aeolian Hall

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With Special Guests

Marty Kolls & Paul Aitken Jump to Info for Marty Kolls & Paul Aitken

Wednesday April 11, 2018 -
8:00 pm   |  Doors Open @ 7:00 pm
$25 Advanced    $30 Doors   

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Join Ellen Doty and her trio to celebrate the launch of her sophomore album, “Come Fall” in London. Ellen Doty is a soulful Canadian vocalist and songwriter with a world-class voice. Her music incorporates everything from jazz to soul, folk, pop and indie music: a sound that is uniquely hers. A true storyteller whose works are as intimate and as personal as their handwritten lyrics, Ellen’s immense talent for songwriting is only complemented by her stunning vocals. Originally from Okotoks, AB, she currently makes her home in Calgary.

Her debut album Gold reached the top ten on the college jazz radio charts in Canada, and she followed up the release with a crowd-funded, self-booked 40 stop Canadian tour. In the past year, Doty has continued to tour extensively in Canada. She had the opportunity to open for two-time Grammy-winner Gregory Porter, and recently completed a concert theatre tour with award-winning saxophonist Eli Bennett from Vancouver. Doty was recently named one of the top 35 under 35 jazz artists in Canada by CBC Music along with BadBadNotGood, Larnell Lewis, Nikki Yanosky, and more: With an honesty and warmth that sets her apart from so many artists, Doty is an emerging Canadian talent who is clearly one to watch for 2017 and beyond.

Doty signed a record deal with Toronto-based label Alma Records, and her new album will come out on Universal Music in Canada on March 2nd, 2018 with a Canadian tour to follow. On the tour, she will be joined by Edmonton-born Efa Etoroma (Moonchild) on drums, and pianist Eric Haynes from Montreal (Busty and the Bass). The new album features solely the sounds of the trio: voice, piano, and drums. It seeks to strip the music down to its bare bones, in a powerful minimalist approach.


London locals and OEV residents Marty Kolls and Paul Aitken are no strangers. Paul is often found onstage for Marty’s full band performances. They also play together in Kevin Bacon’s Train, a bluegrass group that sings Top 40 covers. This set will be comprised of jazz standards, with maybe a Marty Kolls original or two dropped in as well for good measure. Paul was also honoured with a nomination for Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year 2018 from the Jack Richardson London Music Awards.