Hella Fitzgerald

Dance Band from Oakland, CA - Will travel up to 1000 miles
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$500 - $8000 per event
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About
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.

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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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!

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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.

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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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All Or Nothing At All
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As Time Goes By
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At Last
Etta James
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The Marcels
Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley
Blues In The Night
Louis Armstrong
Bye Bye Blackbird
Etta Jones
Caldonia
James Brown
Cheek To Cheek
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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
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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
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Honeysuckle Rose
Ella Fitzgerald
Hound Dog
Big Mama Thornton
I've Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
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I’ve Got My Mind Set On You
James Ray
I’ve Got The World On A String
Louis Prima
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In The Mood
Glenn Miller
It's Only A Paper Moon
Natalie Cole
It Don't Mean A Thing
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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
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Lazy River
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Let Me Off Uptown
Anita O’Day
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Mack The Knife
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Minnie The Moocher
Cab Calloway
Money (That’s What I Want)
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Moondance
Van Morrison
My Baby Just Cares For Me
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Night And Day
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Night Train
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Old Devil Moon
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On The Sunny Side Of The Street
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Ooh Poo Pah Doo
Jesse Hill
Orange-Colored Sky
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Our Love Is Here To Stay
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Out Of Sight
James Brown
Pennies From Heaven
Louis Prima
Rip It Up
Little Richard
Route 66
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Rum and Coca-Cola
The Andrews Sisters
Satin Doll
Duke Ellington
Sentimental Journey
Doris Day
Shake Rattle & Roll
Bill Haley & His Comets
Shiny Stockings
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Sing Sing Sing
Louis Prima
Speak Low
Billie Holiday
Straighten Up & Fly Right
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String of Pearls
Glenn Miller
Summertime
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Sunday Kind Of Love
Etta James
Sweet Georgia Brown
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Take The A Train
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Teach Me Tonight
Dinah Washington
That Old Black Magic
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The Nearness of You
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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
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Too Darn Hot
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Tutti Frutti
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Tuxedo Junction
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Unchain My Heart
Ray Charles
Walkin After Midnight
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Witchcraft
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Before I Let Go
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Billie Jean
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Taylor Swift
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Here Comes The Sun
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I Choose You
Sara Bareilles
I’m Yours
Jack Johnson
Just The Way You Are
Bruno Mars
Kissing You
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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
50s Band
60s Band
70s Band
90s Band
Big Band
Blues Band
Dance Band
Funk Band
Jazz Band
Motown Band
Oldies Band
Swing Band
R&B Band
Soul Band
20s Band
30s Band
40s Band
Wedding Band
Jazz Orchestra
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
Please note Hella Fitzgerald will also travel to Alameda, Piedmont, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, Emeryville, Moraga, Berkeley, Hayward, Orinda, Rheem Valley, Canyon, San Francisco, South San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Belmont, Albany, Lafayette, Brisbane, Alamo, Danville, Richmond, El Cerrito, San Mateo, San Ramon, Union City, Burlingame, Daly City, Diablo, Dublin.
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