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Betina Hershey Russo

Jazz Band from New York City, NY Will travel up to 3000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 10 Reviews
  • 16 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2009
  • 3 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $600 per event

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We are professional musicians with the warmth of family, bringing good vibrations and creative music to any event. This wife/husband run group can include up to 4 family members, all established musicians who have performed internationally in Tokyo Japan, Lebanon, Italy, Spain, Russia, Brasil, Canada, across the U.S.. We have also performed at The Bermuda Guitar Festival, The Cape Cod Jazz Festival, Hot Steamed Jazz Festival, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Weekenders in Connecticut and in New York City at Lincoln Center, The Bottom Line, Carnegie Hall, Birdland, the Blue Note, Iridium Jazz Club, CBGBs, Arthur's Tavern, 55 Bar, Showmans, Lenox Lounge, Sweet Rhythm, Boom, Antique Garage, Sweet Rhythm, Smoke Jazz Club, Zinc Bar, IAJE, as well as at many private events. Vocalist/guitarist Betina Hershey, has toured the country and the world as Meg in "Phantom of the Opera" and Anybodys in "West Side Story" and can be seen in the Julia Roberts movie "Mona Lisa Smile" and Disney's "Enchanted." Betina performed live on WFUV radio and at the Bottom Line. Betina also tours with The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players across the U.S. and in Canada. Hershey has also taught swing dancing in Japan, Korea, and in Bermuda, also being featured on Bermuda national television and on the front cover of their newspaper. Recently reviewed by the Royal Gazette during their performance at the Bermuda Guitar Festival. Groups include: Duo (guitar, voice); Trio (voice, guitar, drums / voice, guitar, trumpet / voice, guitar, bass); Quartet (voice, guitar, bass, drums / voice, guitar, trumpet, drums / voice, organ, guitar, drums); Quintet (voice, trumpet, guitar, bass, drums / voice, piano, guitar, bass, drums) Styles include: Jazz and Standards of the American Songbook, Show Tunes, 1940s swing, R&B, Motown, Soul, Pop Music, Blues, Rock, New Orleans Traditional 1920-30s Jazz/Dixieland, Country, Bluegrass, Western Swing, Traditional Latin, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Folk & Singer-Songwriter Genres, World Music, Originals

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Review by Lyman T.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on October 22, 2011From Lakeville, CT

Nick and Betina were the absolute best thing that happened to our wedding reception! Our guests are still raving about the music. Both Nick and Betina went out of their way to make sure that everything was just as we wanted it. They even accommodated some new songs that we sprung on them at the last minute. They also added a Sax/Clarinet player that was outside of their normal band, he was amazing! This whole ensemble was truly great. Their professionalism and helpfulness truly went above and beyond. I simply cannot say enough good things about them and would hire them again in a second! The videos posted here do NOT do this band justice, they're truly amazing.

Review by Patricia H.

Memorial Day PartyReviewed on May 30, 2011From Glen Cove, NY

Highly professional and accommodating. They were wonderful.

Review by Reggie M.

Studio SessionReviewed on March 26, 2011From New York City, NY

Did a really great job! I love the talent and professionalism. Will definitely with them again. Thanks,

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Song List

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  • SWING / JAZZ / STANDARDS
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  • Accentuate the Positive
  • All The Things You Are | Cole Porter
  • Anything Goes | Cole Porter
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Beautiful Love
  • Begin The Beguine | Cole Porter
  • Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered | Rodgers and Hart
  • Beyond the Sea
  • Blue Moon | Ella Fitzgerald / Frank Sinatra
  • Blue Skies | Irving Berlin
  • Bye Bye Blackbird | Carmen McRae
  • Centerpiece
  • Close Your Eyes | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Come Rain or Come Shine | Billy Holiday
  • Days of Wine and Roses
  • Don't Be That Way | Ella Fitzgerald
  • East of the Sun | Billy Holiday
  • Foggy Day | Ella Fitzgerald
  • From this Moment On | Frank Sinatra
  • Have You Met Miss Jones
  • Honeysuckle Rose | Ella Fitzgerald
  • How Deep Is The Ocean | Irving Berlin sung by Billie Holiday
  • How High The Moon | Frank Sinatra
  • I Could Write A Book | Rogers and Hart
  • I Get A Kick Out Of Your | Cole Porter
  • I Love You | Cole Porter
  • I Thought About You | Mercer
  • I Won't Dance | Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
  • I'm Beginning to See the Light
  • I've Got the World On A String
  • I've Got You Under My Skin | Cole Porter
  • It Don't Mean a Thing | Duke Ellington
  • It's A Lovely Day Today | Irving Berlin
  • It's Delovely | Cole Porter
  • Just One Of Those Things | Cole Porter
  • Mack the Knife
  • Moonlight in Vermont | Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong / Frank Sinatra
  • My Favorite Things
  • My Funny Valentine | Rodgers and Hart
  • Nature Boy | Nat King Cole
  • Nefertiti | Wayne Shorter/Miles Davis
  • Our Love is Here To Stay | Frank Sinatra
  • Paper Moon
  • Pennies From Heaven | Frank Sinatra
  • Pick Yourself Up | Frank Sinatra
  • 'Round Midnight
  • Satin Doll
  • Secret Love
  • Smile
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
  • Stomping at the Savoy
  • S'Wonderful
  • The Best Thing For You Is Me
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • They All Laughed | Gershwin
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • Twisted | Joni Mitchell
  • Unforgettable
  • You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To | Cole Porter
  • You Go To My Head
  • You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me
  • You're The Top | Cole Porter
  • BRAZILIAN & LATIN
  • Aguas de Marco | Jobim
  • Alone Together
  • Besame Mucho
  • Compadre Carlos Juan
  • Corcovado | Jobim
  • Girl from Ipanema | Jobim
  • Guantanamera
  • How Insensitive | Jobim
  • Insensatez | Jobim
  • La Vida Es Un Carneval | Celia Cruz
  • Mas Que Nada | Samba
  • One Note Samba / Samba De Uma Nota So | Jobim
  • Oye Como Va | Cha-cha
  • Quimbara | Celia Cruz
  • Shaker Song | Manhattan Transfer
  • Si Te Contara
  • So Danco Samba
  • Wave | Jobim
  • Yamulemau | Joe Arroyo
  • NEW ORLEANS TRADITIONAL JAZZ 1920-30
  • All of Me
  • Avalon
  • Bill Bailey
  • Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me
  • Careless Love
  • Dinah
  • Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans | Louis Armstrong / Harry Connick
  • Five Foot Two
  • Four or Five Times
  • Glow Worm | Mills Brothers
  • Heebie Jeebies | The Boswell Sisters
  • I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  • I Found A New Baby
  • I Got Rhythm
  • I Want to Be Happy
  • I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter
  • Ida
  • Indiana
  • Keep On The Sunny Side
  • Moonglow
  • Nobody But My Baby Is Getting My Love | Eva Taylor
  • Oh When The Saints | Louis Armstrong
  • On The Sunny Side of the Street
  • Pick Yourself Up
  • The Saints Go Marching In
  • Sometimes I Love You
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • The Red Red Robin
  • When You're Smiling
  • You Made Me Love You
  • R&B & POP TUNES
  • 500 Miles | The Proclaimers
  • 7 Days A Week | They Might Be Giants
  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough | Marvin Gaye & Tami Terrell
  • Ain't No Sunshine | Bill Withers
  • Ain't That Lovin' You Baby | Sly and the Family Stone
  • All Night Long | Lionel Richie
  • As | Stevie Wonder
  • Black Hole Sun | Soundgarden
  • Celebration | Cool 'n the Gang
  • Chain of Fools | Aretha Franklin
  • Coal to Diamonds | The Gossip
  • Come Away With Me | Nora Jones
  • Come See About Me | The Supremes
  • Crazy Love | Van Morrison
  • Cry To Me | Solomon Burke
  • Dancing Queen | ABBA
  • Dark End of the Street | James Carr
  • Don't Ask Me Why | Billy Joel
  • Don't Know Why | Nora Jones
  • Don't Stop Believing | Journey
  • Drift Away (I Wanna Get Lost in Your Rock 'n Roll) | Dobie Gray; Mentor Williams
  • Dynamite | Taio Cruz
  • Every Breath You Take | The Police
  • Faith | George Michaels
  • Get Down Tonight | KC and The Sunshine Boys
  • Gimme Shelter | The Rolling Stones
  • Give a Little Bit | Supertramp
  • Glory Days | Bruce Springstein
  • Got Ants in my Pants | James Brown
  • Ho Hey | The Lumineers
  • Hold On | The Alabama Shakes
  • Home | Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  • Honky Tonk Woman | Rolling Stones
  • I Don't Wanna Be | Gavin DeGraw
  • I Got A Feeling | Black Eyed Peas
  • I've Got A Woman | Ray Charles
  • I Got You (I Feel Good) | James Brown
  • I Stand | Idina Menzel
  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody | Whitney Houston
  • I Will Survive | Gloria Gaynor
  • I'm So Excited | The Pointer Sisters
  • I'm Yours | Jason Mraz
  • Isn't She Lovely | Stevie Wonder
  • Just The Two of Us | Bill Withers
  • Just The Way You Are | Billy Joel
  • Killing Me Softly | Roberta Flack
  • Kiss | Prince
  • Lean on Me | Bill Withers
  • Little Piece of My Heart | Janis Joplin
  • Maps | Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Mama Mia | ABBA
  • Mercedes-Benz | Janis Joplin
  • Midnight Train to Georgia | Gladys Knight & the Pips
  • Moves Like Jagger | Maroon 5
  • Movin' Out | Billy Joel
  • My Life | Billy Joel
  • New York State of Mind | Billy Joel
  • No One's Gonna Love You Like I Do | Band of Horses
  • One Day | Matisyahu
  • Only The Good Die Young | Billy Joel
  • Overjoyed | Stevie Wonder
  • Patience | Guns n Roses
  • Piano Man | Billy Joel
  • Pour Me | Trick Pony
  • P.Y.T. | Michael Jackson
  • Remember the Time | Michael Jackson
  • Respect | Aretha Franklin
  • Rolling In The Deep | Adele
  • She's Always a Woman | Billy Joel
  • She's Got a Way | Billy Joel
  • Sir Duke | Stevie Wonder
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit | Tori Amos
  • Some Nights | Fun
  • Son of a Preacher Man | Aretha Franklin
  • Soul Sister | Train
  • Stand By Me | Ben E. King
  • Stay | Just A Little Bit Longer
  • Sweet Dreams Are Made of These | The Eurythmics
  • Sultans of Swing | Dire Straits
  • Superstition | Stevie Wonder
  • Take Me To The River | Talking Heads
  • Tell Her About It | Billy Joel
  • That's The Way (I Like It) | KC and the Sunshine Boys
  • The Longest Time | Billy Joel
  • The Stranger | Billy Joel
  • The Weight | Aretha Franklin
  • Think | Aretha Franklin
  • This Masquerade | George Benson
  • Uptown Girl | Billy Joel
  • Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go | Wham
  • We Are Young | Fun.
  • What Becomes of the Broken Hearted | Jimmy Ruffin
  • Where Have You Been | Rihanna
  • Wild Horses | The Rolling Stones
  • You Are the Sunshine of My Life | Stevie Wonder
  • THE BEATLES
  • All You Need is Love | Beatles
  • Blackbird | The Beatles
  • Can't Buy Me Love | Beatles
  • Come Together | The Beatles
  • Drive My Car | Beatles
  • Eleanor Rigby | The Beatles
  • Here Comes the Sun | Beatles
  • Hey Jude | Beatles
  • I Wanna Hold Your Hand | The Beatles
  • I Will | The Beatles
  • Imagine | John Lennon
  • Let It Be | Beatles
  • Love Me Do | The Beatles
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds | Beatles
  • Norwegian Wood | The Beatles
  • Ob La Di | The Beatles
  • Octapus' Garden | The Beatles
  • She Came In Through the Bathroom Window | Beatles
  • Something in the Way She Moves | Beatles
  • Strawberry Fields Forever | Beatles
  • Wait | The Beatles
  • When I'm 64 | The Beatles
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps | The Beatles
  • Yellow Submarine | Beatles
  • GREATFUL DEAD & REGGAE
  • Cold Rain and Snow | Greatful Dead
  • Friend of the Devil | Greatful Dead
  • I Can See Clearly Now | Jimmy Cliff
  • Is This Love | Bob Marley
  • Jack Straw | Greatful Dead
  • Ob La Di | Beatles
  • One Love | Bob Marley
  • Many Rivers to Cross | Jimmy Cliff
  • No Woman No Cry | Bob Marley
  • Not Fade Away | Greatful Dead
  • Ripple | Greatful Dead
  • Sitting in Limbo | Jimmy Cliff
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow | Kamakawiwo'ole
  • Soul Shakedown Party | Bob Marley
  • They Loved Each Other | Greatful Dead
  • Til the Morning Comes | Greatful Dead
  • Touch of Grey | Greatful Dead
  • West L.A. Fadeaway | Greatful Dead
  • What A Wonderful World | Kamakawiwo'ole
  • TRADITIONAL AMERICANA / BLUEGRASS
  • Crawdad
  • Cumberland Gap
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown
  • Gael (Last Mohican Soundtrack)
  • Getting' Married | Betina Hershey Russo & Nick Russo
  • I'll Fly Away
  • I am A Girl of Constant Sorrow | Just Like Rain
  • Jubilee
  • Keep On The Sunny Side
  • New River Train
  • Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
  • Take Me For Longing | Alison Krauss and Union Station
  • Sail Away Ladies
  • Skye Boat Song
  • Two Little Boys
  • TRADITIONAL TRAIN SONGS
  • Buddy Won't You Roll Down the Line
  • Engine 143
  • Freight Train
  • I'm Bound To Ride
  • I've Been Working on the Railroad
  • Life is Like A Mountain Railway
  • The Longest Train
  • Midnight Train
  • Reuben's Train
  • Roll On Buddy
  • Wreck of the Old 97
  • To Work Upon the Railway
  • Wabash Cannonball
  • ROCKABILLY & COUNTRY
  • All the Road Running | Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
  • Blue Suede Shoes | Carl Perkins / Elvis Presley
  • Can't Help Falling In Love With You | Elvis Presley
  • Cinderella | Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Crazy | Patsy Cline
  • Danny's Song | Kenny Loggins
  • Deep River Blues | Doc Watson
  • Hey Good Lookin' | Hank Williams
  • Honey Don't | Carl Perkins / Elvis Presley
  • I Will Wait | Mumford and Sons
  • Just Like Rain | Bluegrass Tune
  • Let's Have A Party | Wanda Jackson
  • Livin' Lovin' Wreck | Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Maybellen | Chuck Berry
  • Rave On | Buddy Holly
  • Ring of Fire | Johnny Cash
  • Rock Around the Clock | Bill Haley and The Comets
  • Take Me For Longing | Alison Krauss & Union Station
  • That's Alright Momma | Elvis Presley
  • These Boots Are Made For Walking | Nancy Sinatra
  • Wagon Wheel | Old Crow Medicine Show
  • FOLK - BOB DYLAN * JONI MITCHELL
  • A Case of You | Joni Mitchell
  • Ain't Never Had Nobody Like You | M. Ward
  • Big Yellow Taxi | Joni Mitchell
  • Both Sides Now | Joni Mitchell
  • Buckets of Rain | Bob Dylan
  • Don't Think Twice It's Alright | Bob Dylan
  • Dust in the Wind | Kansas
  • Hallelujah | Leonard Cohen
  • Like A Rolling Stone | Bob Dylan
  • You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go | Bob Dylan
  • more on request
  • BLUES OR 12/8 FEEL
  • Ain't Misbehavin'
  • At Last | Etta James
  • Body And Soul | Billie Holliday
  • Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
  • Careless Love | Bessie Smith
  • Georgia | Ray Charles
  • God Bless the Child | Billie Holliday
  • I Ain't Got Nothin But The Blues
  • In The Dark | Nancy Wilson
  • Man I Love | Billie Holliday
  • Rocks In My Bed | Sarah Vaughan
  • She Caught the Katy | Taj Mahal
  • Since I Fell For You | Nancy Wilson
  • Summertime | Funk version
  • Willow Weep For Me | Billie Holliday
  • You Are My Sunshine | Ray Charles
  • WALTZ
  • Always
  • Bluesette
  • I'll Take Romance
  • My Romance
  • Someday My Prince Will Come
  • Tenderly
  • SPECIALTY SONGS
  • Hava Nagila
  • Copa Cabana
  • Ave Maria

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Past Events

November 2, 2014 • Grand Opening
Sun11:00 AM - 1:00 PM New York City, NY
August 5, 2014 • Corporate Function
Tue6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Stony Creek, NY
March 25, 2014 • Corporate Function
Tue7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Stony Brook, NY
March 4, 2014 • Corporate Function
Tue7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Stony Brook, NY
January 9, 2014 • Corporate Function
Thu7:00 PM - 10:30 PM Stony Brook, NY
December 6, 2013 • Cocktail Party
Fri5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Stony Brook, NY
July 27, 2013 • Wedding
Sat4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Stockbridge, MA
December 31, 2011 • New Year's Eve Party
Sat5:30 PM - 10:30 PM New York City, NY
October 22, 2011 • Wedding Reception
Sat5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Lakeville, CT
September 17, 2011 • Funeral
Sat10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Hopatcong, NJ
July 16, 2011 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Dorset, VT
May 30, 2011 • Memorial Day Party
Mon12:00 PM - 3:30 PM Glen Cove, NY

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