Tim Seisser

Tim Seisser

 Chicago, Illinois, USA

An eclectic mix of jazz, funk, and latin music. Creative composistions and arrangements that allow for a lot of improvisation. Great music played by talented and forward-thinking musicians. We simply try to create sophisticated, yet, accesible music... and Groove!


Tim Seisser was born in Elgin, Illinois and grew up in Arlington Heights, a suburb of Chicago. He began playing the bass at age 13 and quickly progressed, technically and musically, thru high school. At age 16 he appeared on his first recording with progressive rock group "Parallel Mind" for their self titled debut. As a senior in High School he travelled to New York City, with the jazz big band "YJED", to perform at the 6th Annual Essentially Ellington Festival at Lincoln Center. Tim moved to Chicago in 2004 and began his career as a full time musician. He has performed in many styles and regularly crosses between genres and musical settings. He has worked with many of Chicago's finest musicians including Mark Colby, Howard Levy, Rob Parton, Frank Catalano, Corey Wilkes, Saalik Ziyad and The 5 After 7 Project, Steve Ramsdell, Nicole Mitchell, A Cor Do Brasil, The Renegades, The Rob Nicholas Band and The Delisfort Project. He has performed at many notorius Chicago area venues including Alpine Valley Music Theatre, House of Blues Chicago, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, The Green Mill, Navy Pier, Andy's Jazz Club, The Velvet Lounge, Green Dolphin Street, and Martyrs; as well as countless lesser known venues. He has performed at The Chicago Jazz Festival, The Taste of Chicago, The Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival and The Blues To Bop Festival in Switzerland. Tim was an artist in residence for the Union League of Chicago Civic and Arts Jazz Ensemble in 2008. In addition, he has had the opportunity to back celebrity entertainers Max Weinberg and Charo. Tim also boasts an impressive recording resume and has appeared on recordings alongside Bob Minzter, Will Kennedy and Khari Parker. In 2008 Tim released his first album as a leader entitled "Wire and Wood". It received acclaim from jazz reviewers and has been played on multiple Chicago area jazz stations including WDCB and WNUA. Tim's newest album "TS5 Live" was released in 2010 and is already garnering rave reviews. Tim has also performed on Chicago area television stations WGN and Comcast Public Access. He currently is leading his own Quintet and is keeping a very busy schedule as a top call sideman. He is an alumni of Victor Wooten's Bass/Nature Camp and a staff writer for Bass Musician Magazine. Tim exclusively uses and endorses Markbass Amps and CB Custom Basses.


As a Leader
Tim Seisser "Wire and Wood"
Tim Seisser "T.S.5 Live!"
As a Sideman
Parallel Mind "Parallel Mind"
Rob Nicholas "Rob Nicholas EP"
Willerm Delisfort "Freedom Riders"
Jason Schwartz "Georgia and The Kid EP"
Saalik Ziyad "12 Minutes of Love"
Greg Spero "Radio Over Miles"
William Kurk "The Sound: Volume 3"

Set List

Mostly original compositions with a few arrangements of some well known songs