Jesse Stewart is an award-winning composer, percussionist, and artist. He has performed and recorded with musical luminaries including Pauline Oliveros, Hamid Drake, William Parker, Joe Mcphee, David Mott, Stretch Orchestra, Michael Snow, and many others. He has been widely commissioned as a composer and artist. He is a professor of music in Carleton University’s School for Studies in Art and Culture and an adjunct professor in the Visual Arts program at the University of Ottawa.
He is the recipient of numerous awards and honours including the 2012 Juno award for “Instrumental Album of the Year,” and the Order of Ottawa.