Christmas 1971

Giggin' 1985


with the Bigband in N.Y.C.

Rehearsing with Art Farmer

with Eric Alexander on tour 2012 (at Q4)

After The Rain 2013

Stewy von Wattenwyl was born into a musical family december 25 1962. Already at the age of 5 he has been fascinated by the sound of the piano. He started piano lessons at the Conservatory of Berne when he was eight and studied classical music for about 10 years. In 1995 he enrolled in the famous Swiss Jazz School in Berne Switzerland and graduated in 1998.   

In the nineties the classical piano trio with bass and drums was to become Stewy's favorite line-up. Therefore six of his CD's are trio recordings. But in unnumerous projects from solo piano up to Bigband Stewy became also a very experienced and demanded accompanist.

He had the pleasure to work with many of the worlds greatest jazz musicians  such as Art Farmer, Clark Terry, Johnny Griffin, Dusko Goykovic, Alvin Queen, Bob Mintzer, George Robert, Bobby Shew, John Allred, Reggie Johnson, Eric Alexander, Sandy Patton, Bert Joris, Ryan Kisor, Ed Neumeister, Joe Ascione a.m.o
but also with the most valid players of the Swiss scene, such as Domenic Landolf, Alex Hendriksen, Giorgos Antoniou, Nick Perrin, Pius Baschnagel, Daniel Schläppi, Tobias Friedli, Lance Beyeler, Christoph Sprenger, Martin Streule, Daniel Schenker, Mats Spillmann, Roman Schwaller, Christian Münchinger, Sandro Schneebeli, Rolf Häsler, Daniel Aebi, Bernhard Bamert, Elmar Frey, Herbie Kopf, Christoph Schweizer a.m.o.

Performing at national and international Jazz  Festivals has been an important part of Stewy von Wattenwyls musical life:

Jazz Days Biel 1987
Jazz Festival Bonianco 1989
Jazzfire Luzern 1996
Jazzfestival Cully 1997
Int. Jazz Festival Bern 1997 u. 1998
IAJE Conference New York 1998
Int. Jazzfestival Montreux 97 und 01
MIDEM 2003 in Cannes (France)
CH-Jazzfestival Schaffhausen 03
Verbier Festival 04
Axalp Festival 04
Lucerne Piano Festival 04
BeJazz Festival Berne 05
BeJazz Sommer Berne 06
Verbier Festival 06
BeJazz Sommer Berne 07
Jazzfestival Swingin' the Wind, Estavayer 08
Lucerne Festival Piano 09
Stanser Musiktage 2010
Blues-und Jazztage Heerbrugg 2012

Jazzfestival Ascona 2014
Festival da Jazz St.Moritz 2014
Generations Festival Frauenfeld 2014

Stewy has performed in almost every swiss jazz venue, in many of them he appears regularly:

Widder Bar Zürich, Q4 Rheinfelden, Moods Zürich, Marians Jazzroom Berne,
BeJazz Bern, Birdseye Basel, La Spirale Fribourg, Chorus Lausanne, Jazzclub Aarau, Casino Luzern, Tangente Eschen, Radio Svizzera Italiana Lugano, Jazzclub Chur, Jazzorama Uster, Orgelsurium Oberengstringen, Jazzclub Unterengstringen, Kellertheater Brig, Kunsthaus Interlaken, Obere Mühle Dübendorf, Jazzcat Club Locarno...

...and in many others on the globus (i.e. Birdland New York, Blues Alley Washington, A-Trane Berlin, Jazzkeller Frankfurt a.o.)