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Program(s): Bachelor of Music - Guitar

Ted Quinlan

Head of Guitar, Music

Head of Guitar / Strings

Ted is the Head of the Guitar Department at Humber College and 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.

As a busy sideman Ted has performed with Chet Baker, Freddie Hubbard, Eddie Harris, Jimmy Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, Maria Schneider, Michael Brecker, Dave Holland, Dave Leibman, Vince Mendoza and Steve Gadd.  His debut CD, As If, which features a program of his original compositions, received a nomination for the 1998 Juno award in contemporary jazz. His other numerous recording credits include his performances on Doug Riley’s CD “Con Alma”, Phil Dwyer’s “Road Stories” and Radioland Records compilation CD “A Tribute to Wes Montgomery” which features six major Canadian jazz guitarists. In addition to his jazz activities, Ted also has extensive experience as a studio guitarist performing all styles of music. He has played on many jingles and film scores, among them the soundtrack for David Cronenberg’s “Crash”. Ted is the recipient of the 1998 Jazz Report Award for Guitarist of the Year.

Ted Quinlan