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Ted Quinlan

Ted Quinlan

Ted Quinlan (guitarist, writer, educator) a Montreal-born Berklee-educated is respected as one of Canada’s most multi-faceted jazz musicians, highly skilled as a solo jazz guitarist, session player, writer, and dedicated educator. He is a sought-after sideman, frequently appearing with the “who’s who” of Canadian jazz artists on concert stages, in clubs, and in jazz festivals from coast-to-coast. Throughout his abiding career, he has performed with some of the biggest international jazz stars including Freddie Baker, Chet Baker, Eddie Harris, Jimmy Smith, and Joey DeFrancesco.

His recording credits are numerous, highlighted by performances on Doug Riley’s famous Con Alma CD “Con Alma” and as one of six major Canadian jazz guitarists featured on Radioland Records’ compilation CD A Tribute to Wes Montgomery.

As an important jazz educator, Ted Quinlan is the long-time head of the Guitar Humber at Humber College, one of North America ’s most respected Jazz Studies institutions.


Video Clips


Ted Quinlan Trio at The Drake

“On The West Side”   Ted Quinlan(guitar), Kieran Overs(bass), Ted Warren(drums)



“Monk’s Dream”   Ted Quinlan(guitar), Brian Dickinson(piano)