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Judy Bridges/JazzCats/HappyWanderers German Band from Aurora, IL

Will travel up to 60 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 35 Reviews
  • 82 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2003
  • 6 Awards & Badges
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $800 per event

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The Bridges Brass " The Happy Wanderers" German Band are an authentic German Oktoberfest band. We play events large and small. Oktoberfest isn't just September and October. We perform year round. If you need a German band for you half Toberfest, birthday, wedding or anniversary party, we will wander on over to your venue, place of business or private residence. Fun time for the whole family! The Happy Wanderers feature traditional German music plus pop hits like Sweet Caroline. Dancing Queen, Beatles and Elvis music and so much more! Professional, friendly musicians. Inquire for quote or to start scheduling your event. Danke schoen! The Happy Wanderers are: accordion, trumpet, tuba with male vocal in German and drums. Talented, professional and friendly musicians to entertain for your party. Lots of audience participation music! We will make you feel like you are in Germany! 1-4 musicians depending on your needs: accordion/trumpet accordion/tuba accordion/trumpet/tuba accordion/trumpet/drums accordion/trumpet/tuba/drums Fun for the whole family! Prost! If you are looking for elegant jazz cocktail music-look no further than Judy and the JazzCats! Piano/keyboard, bass, trumpet with options of adding drums and female vocal. We feature songs from the Great American Song Book and the Big Band Era. Ambience music! Past clients have been very pleased with our service and performance. Bridges Brass has a 5 Star Rating on The Bash! We travel north to areas near Aurora, Batavia, Barrington, Niles, Park Ridge, Highland Park, central to Wheaton, Winfield, Lombard, Bloomingdale, Schaumburg, west to Plano, Sandwich, Sycamore, DeKalb and south to Joliet, Plainfield, Summit, LaGrange, Countryside....and more. Please fill out the contact form below and Judy will work with you to help plan your event. Thank you! Judy Bridges


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Avg 5.0 | 35 Reviews

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Review by Mary Anne S.

Anniversary PartyReviewed on May 26, 2007From Aurora, IL

Dear Gigmasters, I was so thrilled with Judy Bridges and the Bridges Band! I couldn't believe how professional they were and how terrific sounding they were! Everybody at our party complimented them over and over! Some of my guests recognized them from other functions they have played at. I would definitely hire them again for any future functions and I would recommend their band to anyone! Thank you for a wonderful experience with this band! The music they played for my mom's and dad's 47th anniversary party was very nostalgic for my parents and all of their friends. I had requested polka music with big band and oldies music. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Sincerely, Mary Anne Sorensen

Review by Alex H.

Community EventReviewed on October 18, 2021From Park Ridge, IL

The Wanderers played at our block party this past weekend. They were fun and entertaining. Everyone loved the music and really enjoyed them. Great time had by all! Thank you!

Review by Eileen W.

Private PartyReviewed on October 3, 2021From Park Ridge, IL

We hired The Happy Wanderers in Jan of 2020 and due to the pandemic we had to postpone the event to October 2021. Judy was very responsive and communicated what our options were since our initial party was delayed. Needless to say, almost 2 years since booking our Oktoberfest was a hit! The Happy Wanderers were great! Very professionals and a great sounding group. I would definitely recommend them and hopefully we can book them for our next Oktoberfest.

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Song List 

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  • Ach Du Lieber Augustin
  • Auf Wiedersehn
  • Baby Doll Polka
  • Beer Barrel Polka
  • Bier Her
  • Blue Danube Waltz
  • Blue Moon
  • Blue Skies | swing
  • Blue Skirt Waltz
  • Blue Velvet
  • Bratwurst Polka
  • Can't Help Falling In Love | pop/Elvis
  • Chicago | swing
  • Chicken Dance | Mein Hut
  • Could I Have This Dance | ballad
  • Country Roads | John Denver
  • Cuckoo Polka
  • Cuckoo Waltz | Just Because Polka
  • Dancing Queen | ABBA
  • Danny Boy | Irish
  • Die Lorelei
  • Do Re Mi
  • Dream a Little Dream of Me | swing
  • Dreamsville | ballad
  • Drei Lilien
  • Du Du Liegst Mir Im Herzen
  • Du, Du Lichmenheisen
  • Edelweiss | waltz-male vocal
  • Ein Prosit
  • Ein Prosit!
  • Eins Zwei G'Suffa
  • Es Ritten Drei Reiter
  • Georgia | ballad
  • Green Dolphin Street | latin
  • Groovin' High | bop-Dizzy Gillespie
  • Happy Wanderer | Cuckoo Polka
  • Have I Told You Lately | pop ballad
  • Heart And Soul | swing
  • Helena Polka
  • Hey Jude | The Beatles
  • I Just Called To Say I Love You | latin-Stevie Wonder
  • I Left My Heart In San Francisco | pop ballad-Tony Bennett/male vocal
  • I Wish You Love | latin
  • In A Mellow Tone | Duke Ellington
  • in Heaven There Is No Beer
  • Innsbruck
  • Julayda Polka
  • Just Another Polka
  • Just Because polka
  • Just Because polka
  • Kisses Sweeter Than Wine | med swing
  • Kufsteiner Leid
  • Largent Band Polka
  • Lauterbach | Whoop Polka
  • Let Me Call You Sweetheart | waltz-male vocal
  • Lichensteiner Polka
  • Lili Marleen
  • Louie Louie
  • Love Me Tender | Elvis
  • Mack The Knife | rock-Bobby Darin
  • Mein Hut
  • Moon River | waltz
  • More | latin
  • Morgen Will Mein Schatz Verreisen
  • My Favorite Things
  • My Melody of Love Polka
  • Nearness Of You | ballad
  • Never On Sunday | latin
  • New York, New York | swing
  • Nica's Dream | swing/latin
  • Nice n' Easy | swing-Frank Sinatra
  • Ode to Joy | classical
  • Only You | pop
  • Pennsylvania Polka
  • Perdido | swing
  • Rock Around The Clock | rock
  • Satin Doll | swing
  • Scheewalzer
  • Schnitzel Bank
  • Schwarzbraun Ist Die Haselnub
  • Sentimental Journey | swing
  • Shadow of Your Smile | latin
  • So Nice(Summer Samba) | latin-Female Vocal
  • Someone To Watch Over Me | ballad
  • Sweet Caroline | Neil Diamond
  • Tavern in The Town
  • The Chicken Dance
  • The Happy Wanderer
  • The Very Thought Of You | ballad
  • The Way You Look Tonight | swing
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me | swing- Frank Sinatra
  • Those Were The Days
  • Tic Toc Polka
  • Tic Toc Polka
  • Too Fat Polka
  • Trompetenecho
  • Unchained Melody | pop ballad
  • What A Wonderful World | ballad
  • When I Fall In Love
  • Winke Winke
  • Wooden Heart
  • Wunderbar
  • You Cant' Be True Dear

Booked Events 

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Upcoming Events

September 14, 2024 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Woodstock, IL
September 28, 2024 • Private Party
Sat6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Naperville, IL

Past Events

October 7, 2023 • Event
Sat6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Elbert, CO
October 6, 2023 • Corporate Function
Fri12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Batavia, IL
October 3, 2023 • Community Event
Tue2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Naperville, IL
September 24, 2023 • Oktoberfest Party
Sun3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Des Plaines, IL
February 11, 2023 • Club Event
Sat8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Batavia, IL
October 8, 2022 • Private Party
Sat6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Schaumburg, IL
October 1, 2022 • Oktoberfest Party
Sat5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sugar Grove, IL
September 30, 2022 • Oktoberfest Party
Fri3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Chicago, IL
September 25, 2022 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sun4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Naperville, IL
September 17, 2022 • Oktoberfest Party
Sat1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Saint Charles, IL
August 20, 2022 • Community Event
Sat12:00 PM - 4:30 PM Elk Grove Village, IL
June 11, 2022 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Arlington Heights, IL

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