3rd Estate was a dance band formed and led by Suzi Lee and Shaun Wolf Wortis, while both were students at Tufts University. The band's music was influenced by Nigerian Afro-pop, British ska, the Talking Heads, and lots of American funk.
3rd Estate toured extensively for about five years, opening for George Clinton, Peter Tosh, Detroit's Bop Harvey, Cleveland's First Light, and many others. They released a single record "Jamnation", before disbanding in 1992. Wortis and Lee went on to found Slide