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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!
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- Member since:
- Apr 13 2017
- Active within 1 month
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
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.
- Background Singer:
- Other Percussion:
- Bass Guitar:
Flute, sax, bass, microphones, wireless in ear monitors, bass guitar, box of percussion instruments, cables, music stand
Don't Let Them - live
Don't Let Them - liveblue number nine live on Wisconsin Public TV. Video on Youtube
Dance Dance Dance - live
Dance Dance Dance - liveblue number nine live on Wisconsin Public TV. Video of this is on Youtube.
Dig My Hands
Dig My Hands
Follow You Follow Me - Very first blue number nine demo, 1996
Follow You Follow Me - Very first blue number nine demo, 1996Very first blue number nine demo, first lineup. Can't find the other songs, booooo.
Be Like You - acoustic, home studio
Be Like You - acoustic, home studioAt another point, we thought we'd get work if we had acoustic versions of some songs... once again, impossible to make $ in NYC at the time as an original band.
Love Train (stef)
Love Train (stef)We recorded these covers because after years of playing original music, we realized we would have to play covers to make money.
It's All About by Stefanie Seskin / remix
It's All About by Stefanie Seskin / remixThis was done with a guy in Germany. I got a job working with a German company demo'ing their software. I went to Germany and was going to be the presenter at CES, but they fired me with 3 more days to go in Germany!
Bnn - Live From Cleveland - 3/22/2004
Bnn - Live From Cleveland - 3/22/2004blue number nine live on the radio in Cleveland, OH, 2004 I believe it's Sheila, Sal, Camari and Jack & Marco
01 Get It Together
01 Get It TogetherHere are three songs I recorded with someone in 1993. I wrote them all and I'm not going to say another word about them.... I was young and new and a big scaredy cat!
02 Tidal Beat
02 Tidal BeatHere are three songs I recorded with someone in 1993. I wrote them all and I'm not going to say another word about them.... I was young and new and a big scaredy cat!
03 Cog In A Wheel
03 Cog In A WheelHere are three songs I recorded with someone in 1993. I wrote them all and I'm not going to say another word about them.... I was young and new and a big scaredy cat!
An instrumental I did on my computer
An instrumental I did on my computernothing just nonsense
Telephone Gameoff blue number nine's "on a shoestring" 2003 Music by Marco Accattatis and Stefanie Seskin Lyrics by Stefanie Seskin
It's All About
It's All Aboutfrom blue number nine's "on a shoestring" 2003 Music & Lyrics by Stefanie Seskin
I Just Keep On
I Just Keep Onoff Stefanie Seskin album "the edige of reason" 2005 Music and lyrics by Stefanie Seskin
Cog In A Wheel
Cog In A Wheeloff blue number nine's first self titled CD 2000 Music and lyrics by Stefanie Seskin Stefanie Seskin - flute & vocals
Wipe Out A World
Wipe Out A Worldoff blue number nine's CD "Let's Find a Way" 2008 Music by Marco Accattatis and Stefanie Seskin lyrics by Stefanie Seskin Stefanie Seskin - vocals and flute
Dance Away In The Dark
Dance Away In The Darkoff blue number nine's album "Let's Find a Way" 2008 Music by Stefanie Seskin and Marco Accattatis lyrics by Stefanie Seskin Stefanie Seskin - vocals, flute
All The Way
All The WayAll The Way off album "blue number nine" 2000 Music by Marco Accattatis and Stefanie Seskin
Love The Beat - live
Love The Beat - liveblue number nine live at Cafe Bourbon Street, Columbus, OH November 11, 2004 Music by Marco Accattatis and Stefanie Seskin Lyrics by Stefanie Seskin Stefanie Seskin - vocals and flute
I Feel The Earth Move - live
I Feel The Earth Move - liveblue number nine live at Rock Island Brewing Company, Rock Island, IL August 24, 2006 Stefanie Seskin flute and vocals
sweet sugar honey - live
sweet sugar honey - liveblue number nine live at Rock Island Brewing Co., Rock Island, IL August 24, 2006 Stefanie Seskin - flute vocals Music & Lyrics by Stefanie Seskin
Never Felt That Way - live
Never Felt That Way - liveblue number nine live at Rock Island Brewing Company, Rock Island, IL, August 24, 2006 Song by Stefanie Seskin
Your Own Road
Your Own RoadTrack 1 off the album "The Edge of Reason", Stefanie Seskin, 2005
Hello Josephine - live on the radio
Hello Josephine - live on the radioStefanie Seskin -- vocals, rubboard 2015 Live on WNTI
On A Night Like This - live on the radio
On A Night Like This - live on the radioLive on the air, WNTI - June 2015. Stefanie Seskin - vocals, rubboard