Born in Waterford, Ireland, guitarist Louis Stewart began playing jazz in the early 60s. By the end of the decade he had achieved a substantial reputation through work with such leading jazzmen as Tubby Hayes and Benny Goodman. Throughout the 70s he continued to enhance his standing in both the UK and the USA, playing and recording with Ronnie Scott, Don Burrows, George Shearing and others. He also toured Europe, attracting considerable attention everywhere he played.
An award winning composer, he has written a number of pieces based on the works of James Joyce, several of which appeared on the albums Milesian Source and Joycenotes.
A brilliant sound allied to a crystal-clear tone has helped to make Stewart one of the outstanding guitarists in history of jazz. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by Trinty College Dublin in 1998.