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January 27, 2009

Ted’s Warren Commission Canadian Tour

Written by
cindy mcleod

jazz concert tours, Canada

Ted's Warren Commission

Ted’s Warren Commission
Friday, Jan. 30 at 8:30 pm
Regina Inn, Wascana Ballroom
Regina, Saskatchewan

Regina Native Returns Home to Perform Concert

Toronto based drummer Ted Warren makes a stop along his Canadian tour to perform in his native Regina this weekend, appearing at the Regina Inn with his Ted’s Warren Commission, formed by Mike Malone (trumpet), Ted Quinlan (guitar), Mike Downes (bass), Ted Warren (drums).

Created in 1993 as an outlet for Ted Warren’s compositions, Ted’s Warren Commission performs frequently in the Toronto area. The group released their debut CD, First Time Caller, in 2004, garnering favorable reviews including being named Coda magazine’s Top Ten recordings of the year. In 2008, the group released their acclaimed follow-up CD, Songs For Doug (Doctor’s Orders), which features some of pianist/organist Doug Riley’s final recordings.

Drummer, composer and educator Ted Warren is regarded as a musical, versatile drummer who is active on the Canadian jazz scene as bandleader and as member of several prominent groups, including those led by Mike Murley, Mike Downes, Kieran Overs and Ted Quinlan.

Warren was the drummer for the Boss Brass and can be heard on six of their 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. In addition, his recording work sees him making appearances on Mike Murley’s CDs, Extra Time and Conversation Piece, (the latter named Jazz Report’s Album of the Year), as well as on Richard Underhill’s Juno winning Tales from the Blue Lounge.

Ted has toured the world and shared the stage with many leading jazz artists, including Slide Hampton, Maynard Ferguson, Lew Soloff, Chuck Mangione, Jeff Healey, Norma Winstone, Sheila Jordan, Howard Johnson, Nick Brignola, Kenny Wheeler, and Gerry Bergonzi.

Ted Warren has been recognized with Jazz Report’s Drummer of the Year award. He teaches at Humber and Mohawk College in their Jazz Studies programs and is a well-regarded clinician and adjudicator.

Ted’s Warren Commission – Canadian Tour Dates

22 Jan 2009 20:00
Nicholson Hall
Antigonish, Nova Scotia

23 Jan 2009 20:00
The Garden Room K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre
Wolfville, Nova Scotia

24 Jan 2009 16:00
Park Theatre
Winnipeg, Manitoba

24 Jan 2009 20:00
Park Theatre
Winnipeg, Manitoba

25 Jan 2009 20:00
The Music Studio
Brandon, Manitoba

28 Jan 2009 0:00
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario

29 Jan 2009 17:00
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

29 Jan 2009 20:00
The Bassment
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

30 Jan 2009 16:00
Campbell Collegiate
Regina, Saskatchewan

30 Jan 2009 20:00
Regina Inn
Regina, Saskatchewan

31 Jan 2009 20:00
The Yardbird Suite
Edmonton, Alberta

2 Feb 2009 20:00
The Cellar
Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Feb 2009 20:00
Victoria, British Columbia

7 Feb 2009 20:00
Windsor Symphony Hall
Windsor, Ontario

8 Feb 2009 20:00
Windsor Symphony Hall
Windsor, Ontario

11 Feb 2009 9:00
TBA Oshawa, Ontario

12 Feb 2009 9:00
TBA Oshawa, Ontario

for more info visit www.myspace.com/tedswarrencommission

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