Zan Stewart

Tenor Sax

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Though Zan Stewart is best known as a jazz journalist, currently on staff at the Newark Star-Ledger, he is a lifelong musician. He studied piano at age five, took up clarinet at age six, and saxophone at age 15. Tenor saxophone is his primary instrument.

Zan has studied with formally with Jim Snidero, Charles OreƱa, and Dan Willis, and informally with Joe Magnarelli, Charlie Shoemake, Noel Jewkes, and Lew Tabackin.

As a leader, Zan has performed with Tardo Hammer, Bob DeVos, Paul Gill, Tomoko Ohno, Joe Magnarelli, Tony Reedus, Steve Johns, Bill Moring, Tim Horner, Roy McCurdy, Dave Carpenter, Dan Kostelnik, Cecilia Coleman, Jerry Rusch, Gary Frommer, Clarence Johnston, Carl Burnett, Andy Watson, Darek Oles, Paul Kreibich, Terry Trotter, and others.

He has also shared bandstands in spontaneous situations with Albert Dailey, Dave Stryker, Pat Britt, Art Hillery, Wilbur Brown, Magnarelli, Tabackin, Peter Bernstein, Joe Lovano, Joshua Redman, Dewey Redman, Brian Blade, Jimmy Cobb, Christian McBride, Mike LeDonne, and many others.

Zan plans to make his recording debut in Fall, 2009.