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ABOUT

I got my start in music playing classical flute, following in the footsteps of my older sister. From that early age, I have nurtured a passion for music that took me from 3rd chair flute in her grade school band to become the founder and lead singer of an explosive soul/ pop/ rock band that toured for 15 years.

In my late teens/early 20s I pursued a career in modeling, even traveling to Italy to look for work. When I returned to the US, I spent time as a musician for hire singing and playing for various bands. Having learned to play the bass guitar, I got a gig playing with Bill Popp and the Tapes, and appeared on one of their albums.

Around 1995, realizing that I needed a solid band to get my original music off the drawing board, I drew upon my contacts in the New Jersey music scene and formed her groundbreaking soul/ jazz/ pop ensemble: blue number nine.

As a four piece accompanied by various back up singers and horn players, blue number nine was a success. Audiences loved the band's onstage energy and the band went to the studio where we produced several albums. I produced and recorded three albums with blue number nine and developed a loyal fan base attracted to their organic mix of soul, pop, and jazz.

Other experiences: Sang in a couple of cover bands in NJ, was the lead singer in the zydeco group "Zydeco Revelators" for a year. I also played rubboard. We did a mix of originals and covers. I left the band in 2016. I was in the horn section of buzzuniverse for 2 years from 2007-2009. We played a reunion show in December 2016. I also performed in "MoM - A Rock Concert Musical". We performed the show for 4 years in NYC, NJ, Rochester, NY and Oneonta, NY. I was a founding member. In the show, I sang, acted (new for me), played bass, percussion, blue and sax. See: momrock on .

I am moving to Knoxville July 1 and would love to find some musicians to work with. I am versatile, flexible and can fit in any environment. I also move well on stage and am a dynamic front woman but also enjoy simply being a side woman.

You can also visit blue number nine's website which is still live though the band ended in 2009. bluenumbernine with com at the end!

Screen name:
StefanieSeskin
Member since:
Apr 13 2017
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Sly & The Family Stone, The Beatles, Carole King, War, Cat Stevens, The Jackson Five (I had all their records), Smokey Robinson, Crosby, Stills Nash & Young, Blood Sweat & Tears, The Doors, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Seals & Crofts (loved that flute solo in "Diamond Girl") David Bowie, Handel, Bach, Telemann, Pachelbel, The Brothers Johnson, YES, Genesis, Jethro Tull, Talking Heads, The Police, Elvis Costello, The Cars, George Clinton, Tom Tom Club, The Clash, The Dead Kennedys, The Sex Pistols, The Cramps, Blondie, The Pretenders, Prince, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, UB40, Neville Brothers, Dana Dane, Run DMC, Roxy Music, Babyface, Enya, Kitaro, David Byrne (solo - I went through a Brazilian phase and liked his Rei Momo album, though it didn't do very well), soca music in general, the lyrics to all the country songs I had to type at a former day job, and this is not even a complete list.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Flute:
Expert
Other:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Saxophone:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Flute, sax, bass, microphones, wireless in ear monitors, bass guitar, box of percussion instruments, cables, music stand

MUSIC