maddy seitles is a 19 year old jazz and contemporary vocalist based in new york. she is currently a sophomore studying studio music and vocal jazz performance at the highly acclaimed frost school of music at the university of miami. maddy has performed at venues such as feinstein's 54 below, the apollo theater, madison square garden, the bitter end, bb king's, the hard rock cafe, and more. she performs on eastern long island at a number of different venues. maddy is also a member of biscaydence, an award winning a capella group at the university of miami.
maddy has studied under the direction of philip pelkington, dr. kate reid, and yuri yu. during her freshman year at frost, she was a member of the vocal jazz ensemble jv2, directed by charlie christensen.
in 2018, maddy put on her first one-woman show, sunday jazz, at feinstein's 54 below in new york city. a trek through her prodigious youth, the show explored her repertoire covering material she has performed at various venues throughout her performance career thus far. she was joined by musical director and pianist mark berman, who is currently music directing for the popular television series the marvelous mrs. maisel.
in 2018, maddy participated in the east end arts council music by the bedside program. this program brings musicians to the hospital rooms of elderly people in palliative care. through this program, maddy has sung in the palliative care unit and the icu of the peconic bay medical center as well as at peconic landing nursing home in greenport. maddy also sang the national anthem at the suffolk county legislature meeting in riverhead in 2018.
during the summer of 2017, maddy toured in new york with world renowned bassist bakithi kumalo, who has performed and recorded with paul simon (graceland) at venues including 89 north, stephen talkhouse, the house of brews, and others.
in 2017, maddy also attended michael feinstein’s american songbook academy in carmel, indiana. this program is an audition in summer music intensive for young singers who have an interest in the american songbook and jazz standards.
in 2013 and 2014, maddy worked for kidz bop, and recorded over 15 songs on two of their albums (kidz bop 25 and kidz bop 26).