Australian Heather Stewart is a unique voice in the international jazz and blues scene. Currently based in Paris, recent shows feature jazz, blues, ragtime, country and folk from the 1900s to 40s. Heather performs sold-out shows in Paris, tours Europe, UK, USA and Australia. She performs from a grand repertoire of the great jazz musicians and songwriters of the early twentieth century and writes her own repertoire.
Following a classical violin and voice degree, masters of pedagogy and graduate diploma of jazz voice, Heather devoted herself artistically to exploring the acoustic roots of jazz, blues, and country folk music. It is from a background of hard work and a musical family upbringing that Heather's singing and violin playing hold a depth and artistry making her one of the best of her generation.
In Paris, Heather Stewart collaborates with some of the world’s best musicians and in groups including Orchestre Del Mar, Collective Paris Swing, Jake Sanders, Jason Marsalis, Matt Munisteri, Giacomo Smith, Nicholas Montier, Christophe Davot, Eamon McNelis, Leigh Barker and many more. She has won multiple awards for her blues and jazz albums and continues to build her audiences with a natural presence and joy in performance. Heather's latest Parisian collaboration with fingerpicking guitarist Lucas Montagnier is called The Dirty Ragtimers. They recently launched their brand new album "Fairytales of Montmartre" recorded whilst on tour in Chicago at Hi Style studios. The release party was sold out with a high energy capacity crowd filling Paris' illustrious Le Bal Blomet.
Recent performances have found Heather at Paris' famous Le Bal Blomet, La Coupole brasserie, Boeuf Sur Le Toit, La Bellevilloise, Caveau de la Huchette (La La Land), Dr Lupin and Sunday residency at Montmartre's 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...