Global Dignity Canada Champion – Music
Jesse Stewart is a Juno award-winning percussionist, composer, improviser, artist, instrument builder, educator, and writer. A dynamic and inventive performer, Stewart has a remarkable ability to coax music from virtually any resonating object or material. He has performed and/or recorded with many internationally acclaimed musicians including George Lewis, Hamid Drake, Roswell Rudd, Bill Dixon, William Parker, Evan Parker, Pauline Oliveros, and many others. In a 2002 review, Frank Rubolino described him as “one of the finest young drummers and percussionists on the scene today” (One Final Note Summer/Fall 2002). He is a professor of music at Carleton University in Ottawa.