Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Suicide Zen Forgiveness

I want to share this #GiftFromAndrea and my #gratitudeAttitude

Elaine says “I have learned that sharing your story can be a way to lighten your burden. My guests all have a story. Come listen in, it may be similar to your own story. You may find a helping of hope for you or someone who matters to you”.

In Season Two we branch out to cover mental health, depression, anxiety and all the myriad bits that make life as we know it.. challenging, some days more than others. 

Trigger Warning:

Suicide Zen Forgiveness podcast is for education only. Some of the subject matter could be triggering for those newly grieving, or in a poor state of mental health. Please call you local suicide hotline, or mental health office if you need immediate help.


Jan 21, 2022

Ted Warren has a solid reputation as a musical, versatile drummer. Join me as we talk about his sister who died by suicide.

In fact, Ted Warren is one of Canada’s great drummers, along with fronting his own group Ted’s Warren Commission.

Throughout the pandemic, Warren has been keeping musically active by performing solo drum concerts live on Facebook. 

He is an active member of Canada’s jazz scene and has been recognized with Jazz Report’s Drummer of the Year award. He is also a well-regarded clinician and adjudicator.  Ted's own quartet,  Ted's Warren Commission, has released three  CDs, First Time Caller, Songs For Doug, and the recently released The Great  Regina Pizza Debate

He is also member of Broadview, which he co-leads with  Rich Brown and Mike Murley. They released their debut recording, Two of Clubs,  on Addo records. He was the drummer for the Boss Brass and can be heard on  six of their recordings, 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. Ted was also the artistic director for Kitchener Water loo’s Jazz Room for the first five years of its existence. In addition to his playing  and teaching duties, Ted hosts a popular music blog entitled Trap’d, where he  posts interviews with musicians he admires, and shares exercises and concepts. 

Ted studied music at McGill and received a certificate in Jazz Studies from St.  Francis Xavier University and completed his B. Mus. from Thompson Rivers University. He recently received his Masters in Community Music from Sir Wilfrid  Laurier University. He has worked with many acclaimed performers, including  Slide Hampton, Bob Newhart, Maynard Ferguson, Lew Soloff, Chuck Mangione,  Jeff Healey, Norma Winstone, Sheila Jordan, Adam Nussbaum, Howard John son, Nick Brignola, Kenny Wheeler, Ron McClure, Doc Severinsen and Gerry  Bergonzi. Ted’s extensive touring has taken him to Poland, South Korea, Spain,  Brazil, Iceland, and Japan. He has also performed at Carnegie Hall with harpist Joanna Jordon. In addition to his other recorded work, you can hear Ted on Mike  Murley’s CDs Extra Time, and the Jazz Report’s Album of the Year recipient,  Conversation Piece. You can also hear Ted on the Juno Award winning Tales from the Blue Lounge by Richard Underhill. Ted’s recorded work also includes the video game Cuphead and CTV’s Bomb Girls. Ted endorses Headhunters drumsticks and Gretsch drums.