3 NEWS PL7239181LOUIS STEWART

Irish jazz guitarist Louis Stewart has died at the age of 72.

The Waterford-born musician performed all over the world after being awarded the special jury prize at The Montreaux International Jazz Festival in 1968.

A member of the Aosdana, he was the recipient of an honorary doctorate degree in music from Trinity College Dublin in 1998.

Stewart worked alongside Benny Goodman, George Shearing and Tubby Hayes during a successful career.