Dr. Michael Stewart - Composer, Arranger, Trumpeter

August 20, 2018

This is a short blog about a composer, arranger and lead trumpeter I work with around Chicago: Dr. Mike Stewart. 


Mike is an excellent leader player and classical player. I have played countless gigs in both jazz and classic idiom with him. 


What is particularly impressive is the fact the Mike, in addition to being a fine trumpeter, is also and excellent arranger and composer.  I have played his big band charts and they always make sense and read down nicely. I play in brass quintets lead by Mike and we play only his arrangements and they are, IMHO, wonderful. 


If you are a school band director, college or K-12, you should consider checking out Mike's little publishing company. Here is a link:


I'm sure you'll find something there that can meet you needs. Mike can also write a piece for you that is tailored to your needs. He understands the need of eductors to not only play meningful music but also music that can connedct with audiences. 


Respectfully submitted:


Nick Drozdoff


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