Bill Stewart | Zildjian Drum Set Artist

Bill Stewart

Bill Stewart Trio, Goldings/Bernstein/Stewart, John Scofield

Originally from Des Moines, drummer and composer Bill Stewart was born into a musical family — his father was a jazz trombonist and music teacher, and his mother was a choral director and music teacher. Bill studied music at William Paterson College, graduating in 1988. He has performed with many well-known musicians, including John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Maceo Parker, Larry Goldings, Joe Lovano, Charlie Haden, Lee Konitz, Joe Henderson, Michael Brecker, Kevin Hays, Bill Carrothers, Jim Hall, Marc Copland, Peter Bernstein, James Moody, Joshua Redman, Steve Wilson, Seamus Blake, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Bill Charlap, Nicholas Payton and many others. He is a member of a co-led trio with Larry Goldings and Peter Bernstein, which has been active since 1989. He has recorded six projects as a leader, the latest of which are the self produced Band Menu (2018 release, available on iTunes, Amazon and at and Space Squid (Pirouet Records, 2016).

Bill Stewart's setup

1.14" HiHats: K Zildjian Prototype (Top), K Custom Special Dry Top (Bottom) *

2.20" K Custom Dry Complex Ride (on left) *

3.22" K Custom Dry Complex Ride (on right) *

4.20” K Light Flat Ride

5.10" A Zildjian Prototype *

* May be prototype or discontinued

Behind the kit

BIMHUIS Radio Live Concert: Larry Goldings / Peter Bernstein / Bill Stewart


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Photo Credits:
Kit: Imre Barta