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Ted Warren Switcheroo
November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Ted Warren 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 Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario and the University of Guelph, Ontario. He 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.
Dave O’Neill is a performer and educator of all things musical. He has toured Eastern Canada, parts of the U.S., performed at numerous venues, music festivals, theatre productions, conducted clinics and workshops, and has extensive experience in the recording studio. Dave has taught privately for the last twenty-eight years, spent four years on the part time music faculty at Mohawk College, and is a supply teacher for the Waterloo Region District School Board. He is endorsed by Headhunters Drumsticks. Dave holds B. Ed. and a B. Mus. Perf. from the University of Toronto, as well as a Dipl.Mus. from Mohawk College. He has studied with drummers Bob McLaren, Barry Elmes, Ernie Porthouse, John Cheeseman, and Memo Acevedo. Dave lives in Cambridge, ON.
Rob McBride has been active as a jazz bassist in the Toronto jazz scene for the last 20 years, playing at the city’s top clubs as well as venues in and around the Greater Toronto Area. In-demand and known for his melodic improvisation and clear, warm tone, Rob has played with Pat LaBarbara, Reg Schwager, Don Thompson, The Niagara Symphony, John Sherwood, John Neudorf, Sarah Jerrom, Carissa Neufeld, and Richard Whiteman, among many others. Born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario, Rob’s interest in jazz started in secondary school, where he played bass in both the big band and jazz combo. Rob continued his training at the Humber College Jazz Program, where he studied with Canadian legend Don Thompson. Rob regularly plays both his upright bass as well as his six-string electric bass.