Jesse Stewart

  • Oshawa (Ontario, Canada), 1974
  • Composer • Performer (percussion)

Jesse Stewart is an award-winning percussionist, composer, improviser, artist, instrument builder, educator, and writer. A dynamic and inventive performer, Stewart has a remarkable ability to coax unexpected — even magical — sounds out of virtually any resonating object or material. He has performed with many internationally acclaimed musicians including George Lewis, Roswell Rudd, Bill Dixon, William Parker, Evan Parker and many others. In a 2002 review, Texas-based music critic Frank Rubolino described him as “… one of the finest young drummers and percussionists on the scene today” (One Final Note, Summer/Fall 2002). He teaches music composition at Carleton University in Ottawa (Ontario, Canada).