Stefan Hegerat is a drummer, composer and educator based out of Toronto, Ontario. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Stefan relocated to Toronto in 2008 to complete his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance at the University of Toronto while studying under legendary Canadian jazz drummers Terry Clarke and Nick Fraser.
In addition to leading his own band Icterus, which performs his original compositions, Stefan is a member of JJ and the Pillars, Blue Sky Miners, Laura Tremblay Bearah Fawcett, Ferra Fauna, Moneyhouse and The Naive. He also works as a sideman for a variety of other bands and artists.
As a composer Stefan’s work is featured on commercial recordings by JJ and the Pillars, Blue Sky Miners and Laura Tremblay. His music has also been featured on the Canadian television show “Bitten”, on George Stroumboulopoulos’ “The Strombo Show”, and received radio play on CBC radio, the Edge and Indie 88.
Stefan has had the privilege of performing at the Ottawa Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Elora Music fest, Edge Fest, The Casby Awards and at various venues across the country during multiple Canadian tours