Drums of Jesse Stewart coming to River Run

River Run Centre presents Jesse Stewart on May 22.

This is the final perfor­mance in the series, featuring local stars unplugged in the Co-operators Hall.

Stewart is an award-win­ning percussionist, composer, improviser, artist, instrument builder, educator, and writer. As a musician, he works primarily in jazz, new music, and free improvisation. He has a remarkable ability to coax unexpected magical sounds out of virtually any resonating ob­ject or material.

He holds two Master of Arts degrees at York University: one in ethnomusicology and another in music composition.

In 2008, he completed doctoral level studies at the University of Guelph where he was the first recipient of the Brock Doctoral Scholarship, the University’s most presti­gious graduate award.

He now teaches music composition at Carleton University.

He has performed with George Lewis, Roswell Rudd, Bill Dixon, William Parker, Evan Parker, Joe McPhee, Michael Snow, and many oth­ers. In addition to his regular performances across the country as a soloist, Stewart is a member of the David Mott Quintet and Tallboys.

Tickets are on sale now at $25 for adults and $23 for students and seniors. All tickets may be purchased online at www.riverrun.ca, by phone at 519-763-3000 or in person at the box office.