Heather Stewart is a unique voice in the international jazz scene. Based in Paris, Recent shows feature jazz, blues, ragtime, country and folk from the 1900s to 40s. Heather performs in Paris, and tours Europe, UK, USA and Australia. She performs a grand repertoire from the great jazz musicians and songwriters of the early twentieth century.
Following classical violin, voice and pedagogy studies, After studying classical violin, voice and pedagogy, Heather devoted herself to exploring the acoustic roots of jazz and blues. It is this background which give her singing and violin playing a depth and artistry and make her one of the best of her generation.
Currently living in Paris, Heather Stewart collaborates with some of the world’s greatest musicians and groups including Collective Paris Swing, Orchestre Del Mar, Nicholas Montier, Christophe Davot and many more. She has won multiple awards for her blues and jazz albums and wins over audiences with a natural presence and joy when playing. Heather's latest Parisian collaboration with fingerpicking guitarist Lucas Montagnier is called The Dirty Ragtimers. They have released a brand new album recorded in Chicago "Fairytales of Montmartre".
Recent notable performances include Paris' famous Le Bal Blomet, La Coupole brasserie, Boeuf Sur Le Toit, La Bellevilloise, Caveau de la Huchette (La La Land), Dr Lupin (deco bar in Pigalle) and her Sunday residency at Montmartre hotspot Chez Camille.
Influences: Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Annette Hanshaw, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith, Jelly Roll Morton, Irving Berlin, Gene Aubrey, Scott Joplin, Big Bill Broonzy, G and I Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael...