Award-winning guitarist TED QUINLAN, respected as one of Canada’s elite guitar players, highly in demand as a jazz player, session musician, writer, and dedicated educator (he recently wrapped a 25-year tenure as head of the guitar program at Humber College), currently celebrates the critically-lauded release of his latest recording, “Absolutely Dreaming”.
As a sought-after sideman, Quinlan has performed with renowned international jazz stars including Chet Baker, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, Michael Brecker, Dave Holland, Maria Schneider, and Dave Liebman. His debut CD “As If” received a Juno nomination for Contemporary Jazz. It was followed by “Streetscape” which features him in a trio setting, and “Around the Bend”, a duo collaboration with piano great Brian Dickinson.
Quinlan’s numerous other recording credits include performances on Mike Downes’ Juno-winning CDs “Ripple Effect” and “Root Structure”, Doug Riley’s “Con Alma”, Radioland Records’ “Tribute to Wes Montgomery”, Phil Dwyer’s ” Road Stories”, Dave Restivo’s “Prayer for Humankindness”, Ted Warren’s “First Time Caller”, David Clayton-Thomas’s “Combo” and “Canadiana”, Nancy Walker’s “New Heiroglyphics” and “‘Til Now Is Secret”, Mark Kelso’s “The Chronicles of Fezziwig”, and Dan McCarthy’s “City Abstract”.
Tonight’s performance by the all-star TED QUINLAN QUARTET also features jazz masters BRIAN DICKINSON (piano), KIERAN OVERS (bass), and TED WARREN (drums), entertaining in the up-close-and-personal intimacy of the Home Smith Bar.