Jesse Stewart is a composer, musician, visual artist, researcher, and educator. His music has been documented on over twenty recordings including Stretch Orchestra’s self-titled debut album, which was honoured with the 2012 “Instrumental Album of the Year” Juno award. His music has been performed at festivals throughout Canada, in Europe and in the United States and he has been widely commissioned as a composer and artist. He is a professor of music at Carleton University’s School for Studies in Art and Culture. In 2014, he was named to the Order of Ottawa. In 2017, he received the Ottawa Arts Council’s Mid-Career Artist Award. OttawaJazzScene.ca described Jesse Stewart as “one of the most innovative musicians in Canada”.