Dorothy Hill (Warner)

Singer (and our classmate and friend), Dottie Warner has called Arnold's her musical home for 30 years and now she's just released her first CD, a two-CD set with 26 tracks of Ballads, Blues, Swing and Jazz Standards from the 20's, 30's and 40's.

  "A Serenade in Blue"                      "Thursday's At Arnolds"


There are two ways to get her CD. 

      Mail a check or money order for $22.32 ($20 CD + $2.32 for first class postage) to
Dottie Warner
68 View Terrace Drive, Suite 4
Southgate, KY 41071. 
Be sure to include your name and address.
      Go to & search for "Dottie Warner" ... or click HERE to go directly to her cdbaby page

Dottie Warner has been performing at Arnold's Bar and Grill for more than 30 years.

It’s well known in these parts that Arnold’s Bar and Grill has been the longest continuously running tavern in town since 1861. Not as well known is that singer Dottie Warner has performed most Thursdays at Arnold’s for more than 30 years, one of Cincinnati’s longest running regular club gigs.

Warner may be the most under-appreciated jazz and standards singer in town. Her vocals have a sultry, sweet and innocent quality — a perfect jazzy style for the blues, jazz and swing standards from the ‘20s, '30s and ‘40s that make up the majority of her repertoire.

But she's always preferred to keep a low profile, has never been much of a publicity seeker and considers it a dream job to have called the downtown Eighth Street pub her musical home for a couple hours on Thursday nights for three decades.

Warner’s low-key profile gets raised quite a bit this month as she releases the first CD of her career, “A Serenade in Blue/Thursdays at Arnold’s.”

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Album Notes

I have been singing at Arnold's Bar and Grill in Cincinnati for over 30 years and this is the first CD we have produced. The music, from the 20's, 30's and 40's (and even going back to the teens), is a rich repertoire in which to become submerged. For this 2 CD set, we chose to keep it very simple, with just piano and vocals and just little trumpet thrown in here and there.

Ricky Nye fans who know him for his "Boogie Woogie and Blues piano style will enjoy hearing Ricky play in a different genre and hearing him sing several duets on the album. Also included are Wayne Shannon (one of the few pianists around with a great stride left hand) and Roy Tate who plays beautifully on the trumpet.

The first CD of the 2-CD set is titled "A Serenade In Blue" and is mostly ballads and a few blues tunes, including a wonderful Billie Holiday tune called "Fine & Mellow Blues". The second CD is titled "Thursday's At Arnold's" and includes a variety of jazz and blues classics from Fat's Waller to Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, and Hoagy Carmichael.

Hope you enjoy these tunes as much as I do!


  • WOW. I'm not Leonard Bernstein, but I've listened enough to know that that is world class stuff there!  I'm putting the songs in my itunes "Songbook/Female" playlist along  with Ella, Sarah, and Maxine Sullivan!  Really congratulations to all on a great piece of work!    David, Cincinnati, OH