Meet the musicians

Michael Warren

Internationally acclaimed drummer Michael Warren embodies every exciting element that makes for a rhythmic experience that is “other worldly” and “funky beyond belief.” The percussive genius he displays on the drums knows no limits, making ballads equally as lush and exciting as more uptempo
dance selections. His musical intuition is telepathic. As one of the most well-rounded and creative drummers around, he is particularly known for his unmistakable “Kansas City Swing Feel.”The late jazz drummer Max Roach praised Michael’s prowess on the drum
kit, and Lincoln Center’s Wynton Marsalis, upon hearing Michael play,
exclaimed about his “in the pocket” groove: “Yeah man, you in there!”A highly sought after national and international adjudicator and clinician,
Michael Warren continues his 25+ year commitment to teaching students all over the globe. For 15 years, Michael Warren held the position of Jazz Drum Set Professor at the University of Missouri, Kansas City’s Music
Conservatory.A first call drummer in Kansas City, nationally and internationally, Michael Warren is a masterful sonwriter, arranger, and recording artist. He has written and arranged for many bands and artists including The Jazz Disciples, Voyage, ECLIPSE and Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocalist winner and recording artist Lisa Henry.