Bob Stewart (musician)

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Bob Stewart
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Stewart playing in New York City
Background information
Born (1945-02-03) February 3, 1945 (age 78)
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Labels Postcards

Bob Stewart (born February 3, 1945) is an American jazz tuba player and music teacher. [1] [2]


Early life and education

Stewart was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education from the Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts and a Master of Education from Lehman College. [2]


Stewart taught music in Pennsylvania public schools and at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York City. [1] He is now a professor at the Juilliard School and is a distinguished lecturer at Lehman College. [2]

Stewart has toured and recorded with such artists as Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, Carla Bley, Muhal Richard Abrams, David Murray, Taj Mahal, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard, Don Cherry, Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis, Charlie Haden, Lester Bowie, Bill Frisell and many others in the United States, Europe, and Eastern Asia. [2]

He was a frequent collaborator with saxophonist Arthur Blythe from the 1970s into the early 2000s, often taking the place of the string bass that traditionally supports a jazz ensemble. In their review of Blythe's album Lenox Avenue Breakdown , the editors of The Penguin Guide to Jazz called Stewart's title track solo "one of the few genuinely important tuba statements in jazz." [3]


As leader

As sideman

With Ahmed Abdullah's Diaspora and Francisco Mora Catlett's AfroHORN

With Ray Anderson

With Arthur Blythe

With Henry Butler

With Uri Caine

With Don Cherry

With Gil Evans

With Bill Frisell

With Dizzy Gillespie and Machito

With Chris Joris

With David Murray

With Charles Mingus

With Sam Rivers

With Herb Robertson

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  1. 1 2 Wynn, Ron (1994). All Music Guide to Jazz. San Francisco: Miller Freeman. p.  602. ISBN   0-87930-308-5.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Bob Stewart" (Flash). JazzCorner. Retrieved June 1, 2008.
  3. Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2006) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.). New York: Penguin. p.  139. ISBN   0-14-102327-9.