Ted Warren (drummer) was born in 1965, in Saskatchewan. He studied Music at Montreal’s Mcgill University, and received a certificate in Jazz Studies from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He teaches in the Jazz Studies programs at both Humber College in Toronto and Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario, and is also a well-regarded clinician and adjudicator.
An active member of Canada’s jazz scene, Warren has a solid reputation as a musical, versatile drummer. Hr fronts his own quartet, Ted’s Warren Commission, which released their debut CD, First Time Caller, to critical acclaim in 2004. He was the latest drummer with Rob McConnell’s famed The Boss Brass and can be heard on six of their recent CD’s, including Velvet and Brass (with Mel Torme), From Lush to Lively (with Oliver Jones), Even Canadians Get The Blues, and The Boss Brass Plays the Jazz Classics. He is a member of ensembles led by Mike Murley, Mike downes, Kieran Overs, Roy Patterson, Ted Quinlan, and Kevin Turcotte.
Ted has worked with many of the world’s most acclaimed performers including Slide Hampton, Sonny Greenwich, Maynard Ferguson, Lew Soloff, Chuck Mangione, Jeff Healey, Norma Winstone, Sheila Jordan, Howard Johnson, Nick Brignola, Kenny Wheeler, and George Bergonzi. he has toured extensively in Poland, South Korea, Spain, Brazil, Iceland, and Japan, and performed at carnegie hall with harpist Joanna Jordan.
Ted Warren was recipient of The Jazz Report’s “Drummer of the Year” Award in 1996.
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