Louis Stewart

Stewart was born in Waterford and began his international career when he won the Montreaux International Jazz Festival’s special jury prize. He went on to perform around the globe. Stewart was a member the Aosdana, and was awarded an honorary doctorate in music in 1998 from Trinity College Dublin. Stewart was a member of the Aosdana, George Shearing, and Tubby Hayes throughout his career. He also performed for Ronnie Scott’s quintet and quartet for many years. Stewart started working with Robert Farnon, a Canadian orchestrator. Together they recorded at least 10 albums. Recently, Stewart recorded an album of duets called Tunes with his long-time friend Jim Doherty. In 2016, Louis Stewart, a well-known Irish jazz musician, died at 72.

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