Wayne Stewart is a musician, actor, singer, composer, keyboardist, guitarist, and teacher.
Wayne is a coordinator of the Jazz Vespers series at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church and performs regularly around Vancouver, both solo and with a variety of groups including his own band Curio and The Sanctuary All-Stars Big Band. He also composes music for and accompanies silent films. Recently he scored and produced the 150th retrospective of Georges Méliès’ films at the Vancouver Film Centre, and scored several collections of films from the City of Vancouver Archives. He also appears in Tim Burton’s latest film “Big Eyes” and plays piano on the soundtrack — including a piece he co-wrote for the film.
Born in London, England and raised in Vancouver and New York, he started playing guitar as a teenager and was greatly inspired by rock, funk, and jazz. In his 20’s, he took up piano at college and began playing in salsa, reggae and world music bands. Recognizing that music is how people express the human experience and share a good time, he brings that spirit to every performance!