TED WARREN (drummer) was born February 23, 1965. 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. He 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 CDs, 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.
He 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 Gerry Bergonzi. He has toured extensively in Poland, South Korea, Spain, Brazil, Iceland, and Japan, and performed at Carnegie Hall with harpist Joanna Jordon.
1996 – Named The Jazz Report ‘Drummer of the Year’
Played on Riichard Underhill’s Juno Award winning ‘Tales From the Blue Lounge’. Ted Quinlan’s Juno nominated ‘As If’. The Jazz Report’s Album of the Year ‘Conversation Piece’. and Grammy nominated ‘Velvet and Brass’ (Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass)