Stephanie Teel Band
Stephanie Teel is a native San Franciscan, and still lives in the City, across from Ocean Beach. She started her music career playing all the top hotels in San Francisco for private parties, including political events and entertaining overseas dignitaries.
Her road gigs began in Las Vegas with the Al Bellow Revue with Jenny Jones as the band’s leader and drummer. (Jenny went on to be a TV talk show host). The band was booked solid for two years, playing in several casinos in Vegas, Reno, Tahoe, and clubs in New Mexico and a tour of eastern Canada. Stephanie also has played solo performances in Great Falls, Montana, New Orleans, San Francisco, Oakland’s Art & Soul Festival and a tour in Arizona.
Stephanie returned to San Francisco in the 1980s, and put together the Stephanie Teel Band. She played the dance club circuit five nights a week throughout the Bay Area. Top quality musicians were always part of her band. She also took a band on the road playing in Tahoe, Reno, Laughlin, and Hawthorne, Nevada, and in Springfield, Oregon and Hollywood, Calif. With her father, Mark Teel, who is a renowned SF sax player, Stephanie played jazz guitar in his big band for the Oakland Raiders for two seasons. In 1990, Stephanie was the lead guitarist for the Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra. The band featured some of the best musicians and vocalists in the Bay Area. She also played for Linda Tillery at the 1990 Michigan Women’s Festival, and with members of Santana, Tower Of Power, and the band War.