TED WARREN is one of Canada’s most accomplished drummers. He is an active member of the national jazz scene and has recently been recognized with the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival’s Special Recognition award. He fronts his own quartet, Ted’s Warren Commission, which has released three CDs and embarked on a nationwide tour in 2009.
He has played with a lengthy roster of Canadian music luminaries including Mike Murley, Jeff Healey, and Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass. He recorded six CDs with The Boss Brass including Velvet and Brass (with Mel Torme). He has worked with many acclaimed international performers, including Slide Hampton, Bob Newhart, Maynard Ferguson, Tom Scott, Michael Brecker, Lew Soloff, Chuck Mangione, Norma Winstone, Sheila Jordan, Howard Johnson, Nick Brignola, Kenny Wheeler, and Gerry Bergonzi. His extensive touring has taken him to Poland, South Korea, Spain, Brazil, Iceland, and Japan.
Ted Warren received his certificate in Jazz Studies from St. Francis Xavier University. He teaches at the University of Guelph and Mohawk College in their Jazz Studies programs and is a well-regarded clinician and adjudicator. He was recently featured in a cover story in Drums Etc. magazine and has written articles for Modern Drummer, Drum!, Canadian Musician, and Percussive Notes. He also hosts a popular drumming blog entitled Trap’d.
Tonight’s all-star jazz quartet, ‘TED’S WARREN COMMISSION’, features jazz masters MIKE MALONE on trumpet, TED QUINLAN on guitar, and PAT COLLINS on bass, and a special guest appearance by visiting vocal luminary, NYC’s MELISSA STYLIANOU, entertaining in the up-close-and-personal ambience of the Home Smith Bar.