Hella Fitzgerald -- from bebop to hiphop -- is a deluxe party band collective based in California, specializing in vintage jazz and blues, classic soul, funk, R&B, 90's and contemporary songs.
Showcasing some of the finest musicians and vocalists in the area, Hella Fitzgerald transitions seamlessly throughout different eras with style and grace. Supporting events of any size, theme and budget, they 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.
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.
DANCE & RECEPTION
Our regular band features a female vocalist, two horns, keyboards, upright bass, and drums. The band is able to adjust larger or smaller including additional vocals, guitar, and/or extra horns to fit your musical vision, budget, and space. With our experience and sensitivity to details, we support you and your special event so you can relax and enjoy your moment.
We typically begin our dance sets with upbeat Speakeasy jazz and swing also with New Orleans style jazz, followed by Classic Soul/Funk/R&B, and finishing off the night with more current, 90's and contemporary Top 40 songs. We can also work with themed events like 1920's, Great Gatsby, Speakeasy, Art Deco, Old Hollywood, James Bond, Casino, and more.
Hella Fitzgerald is happy to accommodate requests. We can learn specific versions of songs (choreographed dances, special dances) upon request.
Our traditional New Orleans-style brass band is available as part of our ceremony/cocktail package. The band can lead your guests from ceremony to cocktail or provide cocktail hour music and leads guests over to the dinner area.
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