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:
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Recommended by 100% of couples
Jeff Blair · Getting 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
Cassie Madsen · Married on 08/11/2019
August Backyard Wedding
I can’t say enough how glad I am we had Hella Fitzgerald play at our wedding! We had an intimate backyard party and told the band we wanted upbeat music to get people on the dance floor. They were fantastic and we had an absolute blast. Thank you for helping to make our day so special!Sent on 09/19/2019
Hella Fitzgerald's reply:Thank you so much, Cassie! So happy that we could help make your night memorable. The band mentioned many times how much fun it was to play for your friends and family!
Thomas · Married on 03/30/2019
Amazing band, total pros
Lilan and the band were awesome! They set the perfect vibe for our cocktail hour, performed a brilliant version of a specially requested Chuck Berry classic for our first dance, and played wonderfully throughout the reception, even helping the old folks to get on stage and sing a few of their own songs!Sent on 04/16/2019
Not to mention that the whole event went off much smoother because they provided wireless lapel and handheld mics for the ceremony and speeches.
Amazing work guys!
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