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ABOUT MUSIC DIRECTOR NISAN STEWART
Nisan Stewart is a musician, born and raised in Inglewood California. He has been operating professionally in the music industry as a Music Director, producer, song writer, and musician for many years. His first professional hiring as a musician was by former MCA Records A&R executive Randy Jackson, with Puff Johnson. Shortly after that Nisan connected with Grammy Award winning super producer, Timbaland. From that point he began his song-writing and producing career. He has been nominated for a Grammy, received ASCAP awards, and many others. His producing and writing credits includes artists such as Beyonce’, Nelly Furtado, Missy Elliott, Janet Jackson, P. Diddy, MaryMary, Busta Rhymes, Patti LaBelle., and many more.
Throughout his producing career, Nisan maintained his love for the stage and live performances. He has a love for developing the live performances from beginning to end. Nisan currently is the drummer for the hit TV show Dancing With The Stars. Some of his recent TV credits also include the 2013 Emmys, house band for the MTV Awards, BET Awards house band for the last 6 years, and BET Comic View’s One Mic Stand featuring Kevin Hart. Nisan has been the Music Director and/or touring drummer for Jay Z, P. Diddy, Beyonce, TGT, Patti LaBelle, El DeBarge, Jessie J, NAS, Chris Brown, Jessie McCartney, Busta Rhymes, Leona Lewis, Tweet, 50 Cent, Marcus Miller, Flo-Rida, T.I., The Dream, Lady Gaga, etc. He currently is the Music Director for Jamie Foxx, Nelly, Brandy, Tamar Braxton, and Nicole Sherzinger. He continues to push the artists’ creative buttons to make their songs and performances come to life through live music!
April 21, 2016 will live in infamy as the day we lost a genius, an icon, a legend. Prince is widely regarded as one of the best musicians ever to live, and one of the greatest showmen of all time. His music makes up the soundtracks of our lives- from the parties of our youth to our weddings; and we share his music with our children who repeat the cycle. Great music lives on forever, and, it’s with this in mind that we introduce “4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince.”
The first and only estate-approved Prince celebration, 4U will present the music of Prince like never before, with a full symphony orchestra. Throughout the course of the evening Prince’s extensive musical catalog will be represented, we’ll hear his greatest hits as well as some of his lesser known gems in this musical celebration. Questlove, an avid Prince fan, has helped curate the music and arrangements that will be played by the symphony.
“Prince was singular in his music. He was his own genre.”
-Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson/Rolling Stone