On Nov 20, 2014, Jesse received the Order of Ottawa, one of the city’s highest civic honours.
Jesse has started his own record label—Art Stew Records. The first two releases—Timelines and Anagrams—feature Jesse in musical dialogue with drumming legend Hamid Drake and baritone saxophone virtuoso David Mott, respectively. For more information see www.artstewrecords.com.
Jesse now officially endorses Headhunters brand drumsticks, the same sticks he has been using since he started playing drums in 1988 (when they were called “Powertips”).
Jesse's recording with Stretch Orchestra (Kevin Breit, Matt Brubeck, Jesse Stewart) received the 2012 JUNO award for "Instrumental Album of the Year"!
On January 15, 2012, the Nuun record label in France released The Dunrobin Session, a duo recording featuring Jesse Stewart and acclaimed composer/improviser/accordionist Pauline Oliveros.