MORE THAN 7.5 MILLION LISTENERS WORLDWIDE
Isaiah Stewart is a professional 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 18 years ago, Isaiah Stewart's music has been streamed and downloaded by over 7.5 million listeners worldwide.
MADONNA & EMINEM...REALLY?
Isaiah's five albums have been heard worldwide on thousands of TV, radio, corporate, industrial and internet commercials and videos. His 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. The success of LIFE GAMES enabled Isaiah to build The Playground and Fortress Hill Studios, two separate state-of-the-art 24-bit digital recording studios in Salt Lake City, Utah. These two studios are where Isaiah has composed, recorded and produced his albums, URBAN PLAYGROUND, GROOVE GARDEN, THRILL RIDE and SUMMER BEAT.
PERFORMING SINCE AGE 9
A professional drummer since the age of 9, Isaiah has worked as a session drummer for 35 years, bringing his unique playing style to countless local, regional and national TV and radio commercial jingles. He has 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.
Known for his technically impressive and groove-oriented approach to drumming, Isaiah has studied drums with 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, Joel Rosenblatt, Randy Castillio, Chad Wackerman, Rod Morgenstein, Akira Jimbo and Greg Bissonnette.