Joshua Stewart has been performing professionally as a pianist and teaching for over 30 years! Audiences love Josh because he can play songs from any decade and he is a master of all styles of music from Jazz and Blues to Pop and Rock. Sometimes people will even request Hip-Hop at his piano shows!
Studying With George Shearing
As a young pianist, Joshua was invited to a master class with famous jazz pianist George Shearing at Westminster College in Utah. After he formed a band with his three brothers, Joshua moved to Los Angeles and gained a large following performing in numerous rock, jazz and blues clubs. “We were performing alongside world-famous artists like Tom Scott, Robbin Ford, Richard Elliot, and Billy Vera,” Joshua recalls. “It was a really exciting time for live music in LA.”
Film scoring, Making Movies and Painting
More recently, Josh has branched out by scoring music for films “Glutton for Punishment” and “She Lives By Night,” which received worldwide distribution. In addition to his passion for music, Joshua makes movies and films and is also portrait artist.
As a recording session player for brother Isaiah Stewart, a worldwide contemporary jazz artist, Joshua’s keyboard solos have been featured on songs downloaded by more than half a million people across the world. “The global exposure has been amazing, and I’ve received e-mails from listeners throughout Europe, Asia, and South America,” Joshua says.
Jazz Improv & Musical Theater Teacher
Joshua has taught musical theater at the University of Utah for several years and was musical director for several productions at Kingsbury Hall. He has also taught jazz improvisation to students at the University of Utah, Weber, and Westminster Colleges