Tim Seisser

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 started gigging in the Chicagoland area and 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.

In 2004 Tim moved to Chicago and began his career as a full time musician. It did not take long for Tim to become one of the city’s most in demand sideman/bassists. He regularly crosses between genres and has had the opportunity to perform with a wide range of talent including smooth jazz guitarist Nick Colionne, virtuoso multi instrumentalist Howard Levy, drummer/producer Makaya McCraven, jazz/fusion keyboardist Greg Spero, brazilian jazz artist Luciano Antonio, and many more. In addition to now holding it down with District 97, Tim also can regularly be seen performing with fusion powerhouse The Renegades, singer/songwriter Tim Stop, neo soul artist William Kurk Enterprise, and jazz vibraphonist Stephen Lynerd Group. Tim also boasts an impressive recording resume and has appeared on recordings alongside Bob Minzter, Will Kennedy, Allen Vizzutti and Khari Parker to name a few.

In 2008 Tim released his first official 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. In 2010/2011 Tim simultaneously released two other albums, "That's Not Jazz" and "T.S.5 Live!". In 2013 Tim’s quintet released their first studio album entitled “One For All”. Currently, as a leader, Tim’s trio (TS3) can be seen performing all over Chicago and the midwest.

He is an alumni of Victor Wooten’s Bass/Nature Camp and has had the privilege in the past to study with Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Adam Nitti, Chuck Rainey, Jeff Berlin, and Kelly Sill. Tim is also a staff writer for the online publication Bass Musician Magazine. Tim also now runs his own bass guitar custom build/repair shop under the name LowDown Bass Guitars.