Ted Warren

Ted Warren has built a solid reputation as a musical, versatile drummer. He is an active member of Canada’s jazz scene and has been recognized with Jazz Report’s Drummer of the Year award. He is also a well-regarded clinician and adjudicator. Ted fronts his own quartet, Ted’s Warren Commission, which has released three CDs; he is also member of Broadview, which he co-leads with Rich Brown and Mike Murley. Ted was the drummer for Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass and can be heard on six of their recordings; he was also the artistic director for Kitchener Waterloo’s Jazz Room for the first five years of its existence. In addition to his playing and teaching duties, Ted hosts a popular music blog entitled Trap’d, where he posts interviews with musicians he admires, and shares exercises and concepts.

Ted studied music at McGill and received a certificate in Jazz Studies from St. Francis Xavier University. He completed his B. Mus. from Thompson Rivers University and recently received his Masters in Community Music from Sir Wilfrid Laurier University. He has worked with many acclaimed performers, including Slide Hampton, Bob Newhart, Maynard Ferguson, Lew Soloff, Chuck Mangione, Jeff Healey, Norma Winstone, Sheila Jordan, Adam Nussbaum, Howard Johnson, Nick Brignola, Kenny Wheeler, Ron McClure, Doc Severinsen and Gerry Bergonzi. Ted’s extensive touring has taken him to Poland, South Korea, Spain, Brazil, Iceland, and Japan; he has also performed at Carnegie Hall with harpist Joanna Jordon. In addition to his other recorded work, you can hear Ted on Mike Murley’s CDs Extra Time, and the Jazz Report’s Album of the Year recipient, Conversation Piece. You can also hear Ted on the Juno Award winning Tales from the Blue Lounge by Richard Underhill. Ted’s recorded work also includes the video game Cuphead and CTV’s Bomb Girls. Ted endorses Headhunters drumsticks and Gretsch drums.

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