For over a decade Tyler Wagler has been an in demand sideman in Canadian folk, roots, reggae and rock music. He has been busy playing guitar and bass with artists such as The Human Rights, David Sereda, Alysha Brilla and many more. He relocated to Guelph nine years ago from Toronto where he studied electric and double bass, earning a diploma in jazz performance from Humber College and a Bachelor of Music degree from Thompson Rivers University. Since moving to Guelph he has been busy playing with prominent locals such as Joni NehRita and Tannis Slimmon, as well as releasing a full length album with modern jazz trio Hammerton/Wagler/O’Neill. As a solo singer/songwriter he has released two EPs under his own name.
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.