Stephanie Teel is a native San Franciscan, still living 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 bands leader and drummer – Jenny went on to be a TV talk show host). The band was booked solid for two years playing casinos in Vegas, Reno, Tahoe, clubs in New Mexico, and a tour in eastern Canada.
Stephanie went on to perform as a solo artist 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 1980’s, and put together the “Stephanie Teel Band” (STB). Top quality musicians were always part of her band. STB played the dance club circuit five nights a week throughout the Bay Area and soon after, took to the road playing in Tahoe, Reno, Laughlin, Hawthorne, Springfield, and Hollywood.
Stephanie and her dad, Mark Teel (a renowned S.F. sax player), played together in his jazz big band for the Oakland Raiders for two seasons.
In 1990, Stephanie became the lead guitarist for the Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra, a band that 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, with members of Santana, Tower Of Power, and the band War.