Bob Stewart (tuba)

Bob Stewart is a jazz educator and a pioneering tuba player. He has been around for 40 years. Many tuba players and band directors have been inspired by Mr. Stewart’s efforts to bring the tuba back into the modern band. Stewart has appeared on more than 80 recordings as a featured soloist, band leader, recording artist and recording artist. He has recorded and performed with many luminaries, including McCoy Tyner and Charlie Haden, Gil Evans and Charles Mingus. Stewart has decades of experience in public education and is now an educational consultant at Jazz at Lincoln Center. He also advises the Rhythm Road project and helped create the Middle School Jazz Academy curriculum. A highlight of Mr. Stewart’s remarkable educational career was his winning the nationally-respected Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition. He has been honored to be a panelist at the New York State Council of the Arts. He also worked as a consultant with JazzMobile and as a clinician for the Louis Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp. He was featured in Ken Burns’ “Jazz”, and was also the subject of an award-winning feature-length documentary, “Jazz on a Winter’s Day”. Bob Stewart is an American professor of Jazz History at The Juilliard School and he continues to tour and perform in concert all over the United States. from

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