Isaiah Stewart

Instrument: Drums

Born: January 6, 1976

MORE THAN 7.6 MILLION LISTENERS WORLDWIDE Isaiah Stewart is a professional ASCAP recording artist whose albums – SUMMER BEAT (featuring Randy Brecker, Eumir Deodato, Tom Scott), THRILL RIDE (featuring Jamie Glaser), GROOVE GARDEN, URBAN PLAYGROUND and LIFE GAMES – deliver explosive all-original music that unites the worlds of funk, jazz, soul, hip-hop and rock into one powerful musical experience. Since releasing his debut album 18 years ago, Isaiah Stewart's music has been streamed and downloaded by over 7.6 million listeners worldwide.

MADONNA & EMINEM...REALLY? Isaiah's global popularity as a recording artist initially exploded August 2001 when “Midtown Funk,” the hit jazz/funk song from LIFE GAMES, hit #15 on MP3.com's overall Top 40, beating out tracks from popular artists such as Eminem, Madonna, Linkin Park, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, The Offspring and Sum 41. At the time, MP3.com was the world's No. 1 mp3 Internet site (receiving worldwide traffic of over 30 million visitors a month), and throughout late 2001, Isaiah often held spots #1 through #14 on the site's Jazz Top 20. This meant that every single track on LIFE GAMES occupied the site's top chart positions at the same time. The success of LIFE GAMES enabled Isaiah to build The Playground and Fortress Hill Studios, two separate state-of-the-art 24-bit digital recording studios in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Playground is where Isaiah composed, recorded and produced his sophomore album, URBAN PLAYGROUND.

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GETS UP AND GRABS YOU ”Isaiah's music bubbles with delightful energy, delivering strong jazz-rock fusion that would be well for everyone who loves great music to discover. Isaiah Stewart means music that gets up and grabs you!” - Lee Armstrong, Vine Voice

MAKES YOUR JAW DROP ”Isaiah Stewart's music makes your jaw drop. This is jazz-funk fusion as it’s meant to be. Aggressive and uncompromising.” - Chris Stevenson, The Event

ENERGETIC & EXCITING ”What ever happened to contemporary jazz that rocks? The music of Isaiah Stewart reminds me of a time when “contemporary jazz” meant energetic, hard-hitting and exciting music that was adventurous and spontaneous – and made you even want to get up and dance!” - Olivia Noonan, St

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