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Hella Fitzgerald

Dance Band from Oakland, CA Will travel up to 1000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 3 Reviews
  • 4 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2017
  • 1 Award or Badge
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $500 per event

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Hella Fitzgerald: from Bebop to Hip Hop! We are a deluxe party band collective based in Northern & Southern California, specializing in vintage jazz and jive blues, classic soul, funk, R&B, 90's and contemporary songs. We also showcase vintage versions of modern tunes. Featuring some of the finest musicians and vocalists in the area, Hella Fitzgerald transitions seamlessly throughout different eras with style and grace. We can support events of any size, theme and budget, as we incorporate songs by Amy Winehouse, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Etta James, James Brown, Bruno Mars, and of course, Ella Fitzgerald. Collectively our musicians have played at festivals worldwide and have toured with Lauryn Hill, Lyrics Born, Fantastic Negrito, Michael Franti, Pete Escovedo, Sheila E, Tony Toni Tone, Goapele, and more. COVID CONCERTS - we are offering livestream options, contact us now to see how we can add live music to your virtual event!! Hella Fitzgerald is flexible in band size and instrumentation and will work with you to support your venue size, budget, and musical tastes. With our experience and sensitivity to detail, it is our ultimate goal to help create a special and memorable event, and most of all make sure everyone has a blast! Though we work with some of the top agencies in the area, Hella Fitzgerald is a self-managed band. This helps us keep our prices low while providing a high quality experience. We service the following areas and can travel if your destination is not listed: SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA - SONOMA COUNTY - MONTEREY PENINSULA - SAN JOSE - FRESNO - SACRAMENTO - LAKE TAHOE - LOS ANGELES - SAN LOUIS OBISPO - SAN DIEGO - PALM SPRINGS DANCE & RECEPTION Our most popular combination is our six piece band complete with female vocals, two horns, keyboards, bass, and drums. The band features available add-ons including: guitar, male vocals, extra horns, extra female vocals, and no horns. We supply recorded music for the breaks, or an iPod hookup if you have your own playlist. We begin our dance sets with upbeat Speakeasy jazz and swing with New Orleans style jazz, followed by Classic Soul/Funk/R&B, and finishing off the night with 90's and soulful contemporary Top 40 songs. Hella Fitzgerald is happy to accommodate requests. We can learn specific versions of songs as well (for choreographed dances and special dances). CEREMONY, COCKTAIL, AND DINNER We can provide anything from traditional classical piano or guitar selections, to mainstream choices with or without vocals. A wireless and lapel microphone, and ceremony speaker system are available. Live music can be a really nice touch for cocktail and/or dinner hour. We offer a few packages that can include a small combo, usually people enjoy the duo or trio options (bass + keys, bass, horn + keys, etc) *A curated list of recorded music can be provided for any of these portions. HONOR BRASS BAND Introducing our brand new -- Honor Brass Band -- a brass band for all occasions. Looking for that New Orleans sound with a Bay Area twist? We've got it. Honoring the traditional repertoire with classics like "When The Saints Go Marching In," "Down By the Riverside," and "A Closer Walk With Thee," we incorporate soul and contemporary songs from artists like Marvin Gaye, Nirvana, and Camila Cabello. Honor Brass Band is available with any Hella Fitzgerald package, including for ceremony march, cocktail march, cocktail and dinner music. Our versatile musicians transition easily from the brass band formation into dance band instrumentation. Consider adding some extra flavor to your event with Honor Brass Band! DJ DUTIES A customized iPod playlist is provided for the breaks so the musical flow of your event is never interrupted.  We can expand DJ duties to continue after the live music portion concludes if noise ordinances are in effect. We also have in house DJ's and can customize a live music and DJ package. EMCEE DUTIES Our vocalist can perform emcee duties to facilitate the announcement of speeches, toasts, and other events throughout the evening such as cake cutting, bouquet/garter toss, and transportation announcements (shuttles, etc). Our wireless microphone and speaker system can be made available to you and your guests for announcements, toasts, and speeches as well.

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Avg 5.0 | 3 Reviews

Review by Sylvia C.

CelebrationReviewed on October 5, 2018From Fresno, CA

Our agency was celebrating it's 65th Anniversary. We wanted to make the evening special with great entertainment and we did. Hella Fitizgerald was a dream to work with. They communicated with us throughout. Showed up on-time ready to go. They play a great mix and kept the group energized and entertained. They were a big part of the team and made our celebration one to remember. Hope to use them again soon - 10 of of 10 will recommend!

Review by Alex A.

WeddingReviewed on August 20, 2017From Moraga, CA

This band was able to capture the feel and ambience for my wedding with very little direction from my wife and I. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to have an exceptional time dancing and enjoying music with friends and family.Your guests WILL BE THRILLED to have a group of musicians as talented as Hellas Fitzgerald is. My extreme very best wishes to them, and thank you for making my wedding the best event of my life.

Review by Betty M.

Casino EventReviewed on August 12, 2017From Rohnert Park, CA

We hired Hella Fitzgerald to perform for a company "roaring 20's" theme party, and they were marvelous. The band manager was easy to work with, and the band was on time and performed beautifully. Their song selection, volume, and general performance were all just right. Our employees gave great feedback about the band and the party in general. We would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for a great band.

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  • Ain't Misbehavin' | Louis Armstrong
  • All Or Nothing At All | Frank Sinatra
  • All The Things You Are | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Alright Okay You Win | Peggy Lee
  • As Time Goes By | Frank Sinatra
  • At Last | Etta James
  • A-Tisket | A-Tasket
  • Baby Won’t You Please Come Home | Louis Prima
  • Bare Necessities | Jungle Book
  • Basin Street Blues | Peggy Lee
  • Bei Mir Bist Du Schon | Louis Prima
  • Besame Mucho | Consuelo Velazquez
  • Beyond the Sea | Bobby Darin
  • Blue Moon | The Marcels
  • Blue Suede Shoes | Elvis Presley
  • Blues In The Night | Louis Armstrong
  • Bye Bye Blackbird | Etta Jones
  • Caldonia | James Brown
  • Cheek To Cheek | Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
  • Deed I Do | Ray Charles
  • Do Nothin Til You Hear From Me | Duke Ellington
  • Do You Love Me? | The Contours
  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore | Duke Ellington
  • Dream A Little Dream of Me | Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
  • Exactly Like You | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Feelin’ Good | Nina Simone
  • Fever | Peggy Lee
  • Fly Me To The Moon | Frank Sinatra
  • Girl From Ipanema | Astrud Gilberto
  • Going to Chicago | T-Bone Walker
  • Great Balls of Fire | Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Hallelujah I Just Love Him So | Ray Charles
  • Hit The Road Jack | Ray Charles
  • Honeysuckle Rose | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Hound Dog | Big Mama Thornton
  • I've Got It Bad And That Ain't Good | Ella Fitzgerald
  • I’ve Got My Mind Set On You | James Ray
  • I’ve Got The World On A String | Louis Prima
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin | Frank Sinatra
  • I Ain’t Got Nobody | Louis Prima
  • I Can't Give You Anything But Love | Sarah Vaughan
  • I Just Wanna Make Love To You | Etta James
  • I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song) | Louis Prima
  • In The Mood | Glenn Miller
  • It's Only A Paper Moon | Natalie Cole
  • It Don't Mean A Thing | Duke Ellington
  • I Got A Woman | Ray Charles
  • I Only Have Eyes For You | Ella Fitzgerald
  • It Had To Be You | Harry Connick Jr.
  • Johnny B. Goode | Chuck Berry
  • Jump Jive An’ Wail | Louis Prima
  • Just A Gigolo | Louis Prima
  • Lazy River | Louis Prima
  • Let Me Off Uptown | Anita O’Day
  • Let’s Fall In Love | Anita O’Day
  • Mack The Knife | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Mercy Mercy Mercy | Nancy Wilson
  • Minnie The Moocher | Cab Calloway
  • Money (That’s What I Want) | Barrett Strong
  • Moondance | Van Morrison
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me | Nina Simone
  • Night And Day | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Night Train | Louis Prima
  • No Particular Place To Go | Chuck Berry
  • Nothin’s Too Good For My Baby | Louis Prima
  • Old Devil Moon | Tony Bennett
  • On The Sunny Side Of The Street | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Ooh Poo Pah Doo | Jesse Hill
  • Orange-Colored Sky | Natalie Cole
  • Our Love Is Here To Stay | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Out Of Sight | James Brown
  • Pennies From Heaven | Louis Prima
  • Rip It Up | Little Richard
  • Route 66 | Nat King Cole
  • Rum and Coca-Cola | The Andrews Sisters
  • Satin Doll | Duke Ellington
  • Sentimental Journey | Doris Day
  • Shake Rattle & Roll | Bill Haley & His Comets
  • Shiny Stockings | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Sing Sing Sing | Louis Prima
  • Speak Low | Billie Holiday
  • Straighten Up & Fly Right | Natalie Cole
  • String of Pearls | Glenn Miller
  • Summertime | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Sunday Kind Of Love | Etta James
  • Sweet Georgia Brown | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Take The A Train | Duke Ellington
  • Teach Me Tonight | Dinah Washington
  • That Old Black Magic | Louis Prima
  • The Nearness of You | Sarah Vaughan
  • The Night Time Is The Right Time | Ray Charles
  • The Treme Song | John Boutte
  • The Way You Look Tonight | Frank Sinatra
  • Them There Eyes | Billie Holiday
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Too Darn Hot | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Tutti Frutti | Little Richard
  • Tuxedo Junction | Glenn Miller
  • Unchain My Heart | Ray Charles
  • Walkin After Midnight | Patsy Cline
  • What Is This Thing Called Love | Keely Smith
  • What’d I Say | Ray Charles
  • When I Get Low I Get High | The Hot Sardines
  • When The Saints Go Marching In | Louis Armstrong
  • Why Don't You Do Right? | Peggy Lee
  • Witchcraft | Frank Sinatra
  • You Can Have My Husband (But Please Don’t Mess With My Man) | Irma Thomas
  • You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To | Ella Fitzgerald
  • ABC | Jackson 5
  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough | Marvin Gaye
  • Ain't Too Proud To Beg | The Temptations
  • Ain’t Nobody | Chaka Khan
  • All I Do | Stevie Wonder
  • Before I Let Go | Frankie Beverly & Maze
  • Billie Jean | Michael Jackson
  • Boogie On Reggae Woman | Stevie Wonder
  • Boogie Oogie Oogie | A Taste of Honey
  • Brick House | The Commodores
  • Bustin Loose | Chuck Brown
  • Candy | Cameo
  • Can’t Hide Love | Earth Wind & Fire
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You | Lauryn Hill
  • Cold Sweat | James Brown
  • Come Together | The Beatles
  • Cruisin' | Smokey Robinson
  • Cutie Pie | One Way
  • Dancing In The Streets | Martha & The Vandellas
  • Dock of the Bay | Otis Redding
  • Flashlight | Parliament
  • Funkin For Jamaica | Tom Browne
  • Funky Good Time | James Brown
  • Georgy Porgy | Toto
  • Good Times | Chic
  • Higher Ground | Stevie Wonder
  • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) | Marvin Gaye
  • I'll Be There | Jackson 5
  • I Can't Get Next To You | The Temptations
  • I Feel Good | James Brown
  • I Heard It Through the Grapevine | Marvin Gaye
  • If You Want Me To Stay | Sly & The Family Stone
  • Isn't She Lovely | Stevie Wonder
  • It’s Your Thing | The Isley Brothers
  • I Wanna Be Your Lover | Prince
  • I Want You Back | Jackson 5
  • I Wish | Stevie Wonder
  • Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) | Smokey Robinson
  • Just The Two Of Us | Bill Withers
  • KISS | Prince
  • Ladies Night | Kool & The Gang
  • Let's Get It On | Marvin Gaye
  • Let’s Groove | Earth Wind & Fire
  • My Cherie Amour | Stevie Wonder
  • My Girl | The Temptations
  • My Guy | Mary Wells
  • Never Can Say Goodbye | Jackson 5
  • No Parking On The Dance Floor | Midnight Star
  • Papa's Got A Brand New Bag | James Brown
  • Proud Mary | Ike & Tina Turner
  • P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) | Michael Jackson
  • Reach Out (I’ll Be There) | The Four Tops
  • Remember The Time | Michael Jackson
  • Respect | Aretha Franklin
  • Rock Steady | Aretha Franklin
  • Rock Steady | The Whispers
  • Rock With You | Michael Jackson
  • September | Earth Wind & Fire
  • She’s A Bad Mamma Jamma | Carl Carlton
  • Shining Star | Earth Wind & Fire
  • SHOUT | The Isley Brothers
  • Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours | Stevie Wonder
  • Something’s Gotta Hold On Me | Etta James
  • Stop! In The Name Of Love | The Supremes
  • Sugar Pie | Honey Bunch
  • Super Freak | Rick James
  • Superstition | Stevie Wonder
  • Tell Me Something Good | Chaka Khan
  • Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again) | Sly & The Family Stone
  • That Girl | Stevie Wonder
  • The Way You Do The Things You Do | The Temptations
  • The Way You Make Me Feel | Michael Jackson
  • Uptight (Everything's Alright) | Stevie Wonder
  • Use Me | Bill Withers
  • What's Going On | Marvin Gaye
  • What A Man | Lynda Lindell
  • What You Won’t Do For Love | Bobby Caldwell
  • You Are The Sunshine Of My Life | Stevie Wonder
  • You Make My Dreams Come True | Hall & Oates
  • 24K Magic | Bruno Mars
  • Always Be My Baby | Mariah Carey
  • Are You That Somebody? | Aaliyah
  • Back And Forth | Aaliyah
  • Bang Bang | Jessie J & Ariana Grande
  • Bills | Bills
  • Cake By The Ocean | DNCE
  • California Love | 2Pac
  • Candy Rain | Soul 4 Real
  • Can’t Feel My Face | The Weeknd
  • Can’t Stop The Feeling | Justin Timberlake
  • Chained to the Rhythm | Katy Perry
  • Cheap Thrills | Sia
  • City 2 City | B
  • Closer | The Chainsmokers
  • Cold Water | Major Lazer & Justin Bieber
  • Crazy In Love | Beyonce
  • Cry Me A River | Justin Timberlake
  • Dance With Me | 112
  • Diamonds | Rihanna
  • DJ’s Got Us Falling In Love | Usher
  • Electric Feel | MGMT
  • Fantasy | Mariah Carey
  • Feel So Close | Calvin Harris
  • Fine China | Chris Brown
  • Genie In A Bottle | Christina Aguilera
  • Get Lucky | Daft Punk
  • Gin & Juice | Snoop Dogg
  • Good Kisser | Usher
  • Happy | Pharrell
  • Hey Ya! | Outkast
  • Hold On | Drake
  • Hotline Bling | Drake
  • Hypnotize | Notorious B.I.G.
  • I Feel It Comin | The Weeknd
  • I Got 5 On It | Luniz
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody | Whitney Houston
  • Jealous | Nick Jonas
  • Just Friends | MusiqSoulChild
  • Let Me Love You | DJ Snake & Justin Bieber
  • Locked Out Of Heaven | Bruno Mars
  • Love Me Harder | Ariana Grande
  • Love on Top | Beyonce
  • Mercy | Duffy
  • Motownphilly | Boyz II Men
  • Never Gonna Get It (My Love) | En Vogue
  • No | No
  • No Diggity | Blackstreet
  • No Scrubs | TLC
  • Peaches & Cream | 112
  • Poison | Bel Biv Devoe
  • Pony | Ginuwine
  • Real Love | Mary J Blige
  • Rather Be | Clean Bandit
  • Regulate | Warren G
  • Rollin in the Deep | Adele
  • Rude Boy | Rihanna
  • Say My Name | Destiny’s Child
  • Sensual Seduction | Snoop Dogg
  • Shape of You | Ed Sheeran
  • Shoop | En Vogue
  • Side to Side | Ariana Grande
  • Smooth | Santana with Rob Thomas
  • So Fresh | So Clean
  • Sorry | Justin Bieber
  • Starboy | The Weeknd
  • Still Not A Player | Big Pun
  • Sweetest Taboo | Sade
  • This Is How We Do It | Montell Jordan
  • Titanium | Sia
  • Too Close | Next
  • Treasure | Bruno Mars
  • U Make Me Wanna… | Usher
  • Uptown Funk | Bruno Mars
  • Valerie | Amy Winehouse
  • Wannabe | Spice Girls
  • We Found Love | Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris
  • What I Like | Bruno Mars
  • Who Am I? (What’s My Name) | Snoop Dogg
  • You Are the Best Thing | Ray Lamontagne
  • You Know I’m No Good | Amy Winehouse
  • All About That Bass (Jazz/Swing) | Meghan Trainor
  • Bad Romance (Swing/Jazz) | Lady Gaga
  • Blank Space (Motown/Soul) | Taylor Swift
  • Boom Clap (Motown) | Charli XCX
  • Cake By The Ocean (New Orleans) | DNCE
  • Call Me Maybe (Jazz/Swing) | Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Drunk In Love (Speakeasy) | Beyonce
  • ?Fancy (Ragtime/Dixieland) | Iggy Azalea
  • Hotline Bling (Ragtime/Dixieland) | Drake
  • I Want It That Way (Motown/Soul) | Backstreet Boys
  • I Want You Back (Jazz/Swing) | Jackson 5
  • Latch (Jazz/Swing) | Disclosure
  • Like A Prayer (Speakeasy) | Madonna
  • Lovefool (Jazz/Swing) | The Cardigans
  • Love Yourself (Ragtime/Dixieland) | Justin Bieber
  • Maps (Motown) | Maroon 5
  • Poison (Jazz/Swing) | Bel Biv Devoe
  • Roxanne (Doo | Wop)
  • Say You'll Be There (Funk) | Spice Girls
  • Shake It Off (Jazz/Swing) | Taylor Swift
  • Single Ladies (Jazz/Swing) | Beyonce
  • Sorry (Motown) | Justin Bieber
  • Straight Up | (Swing/Jazz)
  • Sugar (New Orleans) | Maroon 5
  • Toxic (Jazz/Swing) | Britney Spears
  • Umbrella (Ragtime/Dixieland) | Rihanna
  • We Can't Stop (Doo | Wop)
  • We Found Love (Jazz/Swing) | Rihanna
  • (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman | Aretha Franklin
  • All of Me | John Legend
  • A Thousand Years | Christina Perri
  • A Wink And A Smile | Harry Connick Jr.
  • Back At One | Brian McKnight
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love | Elvis Presley
  • Count On Me | Bruno Mars
  • God Only Knows | The Beach Boys
  • Here Comes The Sun | The Beatles
  • I Choose You | Sara Bareilles
  • I’m Yours | Jack Johnson
  • Just The Way You Are | Bruno Mars
  • Kissing You | Des’ree
  • La Vie En Rose | Edith Piaf
  • L-O-V-E | Nat King Cole
  • Lucky | Colbie Caillat
  • Make You Feel My Love | Adele
  • Marry Me | Train
  • Moon River | from Breakfast At Tiffany’s
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow | Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  • Thinking Out Loud | Ed Sheeran
  • Wonderful Tonight | Eric Clapton
  • A Song For Mama | Boyz II Men
  • Beautiful Boy | John Lennon
  • Butterfly Kisses | Miley Cyrus
  • Daughters | John Mayer
  • Don’t Worry Be Happy | Bobby McFerrin
  • Forever Young | Bob Dylan
  • I Hope You Dance | Lee Ann Womack
  • In My Life | The Beatles
  • Isn’t She Lovely | Stevie Wonder
  • I’ll Be There | Jackson 5
  • Just The Way You Are | Billy Joel
  • Lean On Me | Bill Withers
  • Songbird | Eva Cassidy
  • Stand By Me | Ben E. King
  • Unforgettable | Natalie and Nat King Cole

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Past Events

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October 5, 2018 • Celebration
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