Ted Quinlan is regarded as one of the most versatile guitar players in Canada. His skills are highly in demand as a jazz player, session musician, writer and educator. Ted is the Head of the Guitar Department at Humber College’s Music Program in Toronto.
As a busy sideman Ted has performed with Chet Baker, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, Michael Brecker, Dave Holland, Maria Schneider and Dave Liebman.
His debut CD As If received a Juno nomination for Contemporary Jazz. His other numerous recording credits include his performances on Doug Riley’s Con Alma, Radioland Records’ Tribute to Wes Montgomery, Phil Dwyer’s Road Stories, Dave Restivo’s Prayer for Humankindness and Ted Warren’s First Time Caller.
Ted is the recipient of the 1998 Jazz Report Award for Guitarist of the Year.