Born in Toronto to Jamaican immigrants, Andrew Stewart is a “first call” in that city’s new school jazz and world music scene. Andrew was introduced to soulful gospel and R&B through his father/Haltons’ guitarist Winston Stewart. Taking cues from the likes of Stanley Clarke and Victor Wooten, Andrew sees the bass as a solo instrument. This gifted player has worked with, among others, Liberty Silver, Salome Bey, Pee Wee Ellis, Eddie Bullen, Ernest Ranglin, Levon Ichkhanian, Changuito and Kalabash. Andrew’s is a sound that re-imagines the Caribbean Jazz tradition through a North American urban sensibility. This sound is generated through the beautiful handmade custom bass guitars that Andrew himself crafts (Stew Art Musical Instruments).