MORE THAN 20 MILLION LISTENERS WORLDWIDE
Isaiah Stewart is a global award-winning ASCAP recording artist whose albums – SUMMER BEAT, THRILL RIDE, 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 22 years ago, Isaiah Stewart's music has been streamed and downloaded by over 20 million listeners worldwide.
MADONNA & EMINEM...REALLY?
Isaiah's song "Summer Girl (feat Randy Brecker)" from his new album SUMMER BEAT was nominated for "Best Jazz Composition" by the global Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMAs), and his five albums have been heard worldwide on thousands of TV, radio, corporate, industrial and internet commercials and videos.
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.
PERFORMING SINCE AGE 9
A professional drummer since the age of 9, Isaiah is currently a Voting Member of both the GRAMMY Awards and HMMAs. He has worked as a session drummer for 35 years - bringing his unique playing to countless local, regional and national TV and radio commercial jingles - and performed in the same Los Angeles jazz clubs as Kenny G, Robben Ford, Freddie Hubbard, Ronnie Laws, Richard Elliott, Billy Childs, Tom Browne, Alphonse Mouzon, Allen Vizzutti, and Miles Davis Musical Director Adam Holzman.
Isaiah has studied drumming with many of the world's leading players, including Steve Gadd, Billy Cobham, Tony Williams, Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers, Terry Bozzio, Mike Portnoy, Virgil Donati, Steve Smith, Dave Garibaldi, Jason Bittner, Chris Adler, Randy Castillio, Chad Wackerman, Rod Morgenstein, Akira Jimbo and Greg Bissonnette.