Hella Fitzgerald is an Oakland-based deluxe party band collective, 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 Northern California 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.
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 also incorporate soul and contemporary songs from artists like Marvin Gaye, The Beatles, and Camila Cabello. They are available with any Hella Fitzgerald package - 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!
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.
Hella Fitzgerald offers their services for couples' wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as for the cocktail hour and rehearsal dinner. If couples don't see their favorite song in the band's extensive collection, they are flexible and open to learning new songs to ensure your day is everything you've hoped it would be. In addition, the band offers the following services and band equipment for couples:
12 Reviews for Hella Fitzgerald
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jeff Blair · Married on 01/05/2020
Hella Fitzgerald exceeded my every expectation! Working with this band from start to finish, they are really a class act. I booked them for a high end gig in SF and the guests and clients could not stop talking about how incredible the entertainment was. Lilan and her team were incredible to work with, and their product was incredible. I would recommend them to anyone in a heart beat!Sent on 06/04/2019
Amber Desai · Married on 11/16/2019
They were wonderful! My husband and I loved them. My family wasn’t used o having a band at one of our family weddings- the band was incredibly patient with them and their random requests.Sent on 01/29/2020
Hella Fitzgerald's reply:Hi Amber! Thanks so much for the kind review! So happy we could accomodate the requests. Hope to see you at an upcoming show :)
Stacey Wenzel · Married on 09/07/2019
Immensely Fun & Talented Band
Hella Fitzgerald is an energetic and extremely talented group of musicians! They played a terrific mix of genres as well as classic and unique songs at our wedding that got every guest grooving on the dance floor all night. Hiring this band for your wedding or other event is a worthy investment, and guests will fondly remember it long afterwards. Kimiko, the lead singer, also did a flawless job setting up and managing the sound system during the ceremony and reception, too. There were no issues with sound quality during vows, speeches, or dancing which allowed everyone to fully enjoy the moment. Their band manager was responsive, kind, and very professional and provided various options to fit our event needs and budget. We’re grateful to have had the best band at our wedding and highly recommend them!Sent on 05/12/2020
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