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Chris "Doc" Stewart

Born: November 26, 1960    Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Chris "Doc" Stewart

Chris “Doc” Stewart The most important biographical fact of my life is that I couldn't have accomplished anything if it weren't for the support of life-long companion Patty, who married a poor musician 25 years ago and then put me through medical school and raised our five children, and for the forgiveness of Jesus who saved my life in 1986. Chris Stewart

Chris “Doc” Stewart, prominent ER Doctor for the Mayo Clinic Hospital, is also a world class technician on the alto saxophone. Having said that, Stewart could well be one of the best jazz saxophonists you will ever hear. Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1960, and raised on a farm in Rockford, Stewart was the sixth of nine musical children; everybody in the family played an instrument. Stewart picked up his lifetime instrument, the alto saxophone, when he was just ten. In eighth grade, his family moved to Anaheim, California just three doors down from his future wife. While in high school, Stewart received jazz and classical awards on both the flute and saxophone. Winning a talent contest at Disneyland, gave Stewart the opportunity to be a part of the then vibrant music scene at the Magic Kingdom....
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Discography: 2005 - Phoenix "A Tribute to Cannonball Adderley" (Cannonball Jazz CD-04) Line Up: Doc Stewart (alto saxophone), Dan Delaney (piano, Rhodes), Chris Finet (bass), Dom Moio (drums), Luke Pino (tenor saxophone) 2004 - Jazz Christmas Carols (Cannonball Jazz CD-03) Line Up: "Take Two Duo" Doc Stewart (alto saxophone, flute, clarinet), Dan Delaney (piano) 1993 - Things are Swingin' (Purebred Records PBD-2001) Line Up: Toni Tennille (vocals) with the Matt Catingub Big Band, Doc Stewart (lead alto) 1993 - Toni Tennille Sings Big Band (Honest Entertainment 8560510001019) Line Up: Toni Tennille (vocals) with the Matt Catingub Big Band, Doc Stewart (lead alto) 1990 - I'm Getting Cement All Over You Ewe (Sea Breeze Records CDSB-111) Line Up: Matt Catingub Big Band, Doc Stewart (lead alto) 1986 - Hi Tech Big Band (Sea Breeze Records CDSB-2025) Line Up: Matt Catingub Big Band, Doc Stewart (lead alto) 1984 - Your Friendly Neighborhood Big Band (Reference Recordings RR-14CD) Line Up: Matt Catingub Big Band, Doc Stewart (lead alto) 1983 - My Mommy and Me The Matt Catingub Big Band (Sea Breeze Records CDSB-2013) Line Up: Matt Catingub Big Band, Doc Stewart (tenor)

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