Born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI, Colin Stetson earned a degree in music from his hometown school, the University of Michigan, in 1997. Six years in San Francisco followed, then another four in Brooklyn, NY. Over this time, Stetson developed his unique solo voice on assorted saxophones, clarinets, cornet, french horn and flute.
Colin Stetson has been a touring member of Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre and Bon Iver, and has performed and recorded with dozens of artists, including Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, TV on the Radio, Feist, Bon Iver, My Brightest Diamond, Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Jolie Holland, Sinéad O'Connor, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Angelique Kidjo, Kevin Devine, Beanie Burnett, and Anthony Braxton.
Stetson now resides in Montréal, Québec.