Broadview is a Toronto-based jazz trio that features three of the strongest and most unique voices in Canada.
Ted Warren has a solid reputation as a composer, bandleader, and drummer. He is an active member of Canada’s jazz scene and has recently been recognized with the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival’s Special Recognition award. He has worked with many acclaimed performers, including Slide Hampton, Bob Newhart, Maynard Ferguson, Lew Soloff, Chuck Mangione, Jeff Healey, Norma Winstone, Sheila Jordan, Howard Johnson, Nick Brignola, Kenny Wheeler, 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 was recently featured in a cover story in Drums Etc. magazine and has also written articles for Modern Drummer, Canadian Musician, and Percussive Notes. Ted endorses Vic Firth drumsticks, Zildjian cymbals, and Tamburo drums.Ted fronts his own quartet, Ted’s Warren Commission, which has released their second CD, Songs For Doug (Doctor’s Orders) in the summer of 2008. Ted’s Warren Commission supported this release in early 2009 with an extensive Canadian tour. He is a member of the Mike Murley, Mike Downes, Kieran Overs, and Ted Quinlan groups. He was the drummer for 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. Ted also played with the Boss Brass during their final performance at the 2009 TD Downtown Toronto Jazz Festival.
Mike Murley has emerged as one of Canada’s finest jazz talents and one of the most versatile players on the scene today. Currently active as a leader in various formations from duo to septet, Murley also maintains a busy schedule as a sideman and jazz educator (York University). Since 1991, Murley has played on nine Juno Award winning recordings and has been named saxophonist of the year eight times by the Jazz Report Awards and National Jazz Awards. Murley’s latest recording as a leader, “The Melody Lingers On” (CBC records), finds the saxophonist’s trio live in concert at the Glenn Gould Studio with a twelve-piece string ensemble conducted by Rick Wilkins. Also featured on the recording are Guido Basso (flugelhorn) and Tara Davidson (saxes) with string arrangements by Murley and guitarist Reg Schwager. In 2008 Murley released two new recordings as a co-leader, “DMBQ Live” and “Day and Night” with his former teacher David Liebman.Since 2005 Murley has been teaching exclusively at York University where he presently is area coordinator of jazz studies. He has also taught at the University of Toronto, Humber College, and has been a visiting member of faculty at the prestigious Banff Centre for the Arts.
Rich Brown has been an active member of Toronto’s culturally diverse music scene since 1992. He taught himself to play bass at the age of 17 by listening to artists such as Jaco Pastorius, Victor Bailey, Jimmy Haslip, and Alain Caron. Later, he expanded his vocabulary by drawing upon influences outside the bass realm. Rich is currently a member of the 2 time JUNO nominated indo-jazz group autorickshaw and has performed and recorded with some of the finest musicians in the world including jazz vocalist Carol Welsman, Jane Siberry, Glenn Lewis, Dapp Theory, Steve Coleman & 5 Elements, James “Blood” Ulmer, Vernon Reid, Andy Narrell, Kim Mitchell, David Clayton Thomas, Bruce Cockburn, and Hermeto Pascoal, to name a few. He has appeared in the feature film “Glitter” starring Mariah Carey and the made for TV movie “The Natalie Cole Story” starring Natalie Cole as well as the television series “Soul Food”. Rich also leads his own band rinsethealgorithm and has appeared on over 40 recordings ranging from Jazz to Funk to Latin to traditional Asian and Arabic music.