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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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Instrumentals
  • Liability insurance
  • MC duties
  • Music during breaks
  • Vocals - male and female
  • Willing to travel
  • Microphones - wireless and lapel
  • Sound/ PA system
  • Brass band
  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?

$5,000 - $8,000

What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?

$4,000 - $7,000

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

What is the price of your popular wedding package?

$5,500

Which of the following are included in the package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6
7+

What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

Acoustic
Big Band
Blues
Dance
Folk
Funk
Hip Hop
Jazz
Latin
Motown
Oldies
Pop
R&B / Soul
Strings
Swing

What music services do you provide?

Instrumentals
Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
MC
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Vocals
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Lighting
Microphones
Projector
Sound/PA System
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Reviews of Hella Fitzgerald

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Hella Fitzgerald is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for wedding events. The band is praised for its talented musicians, energetic performances, and ability to get guests dancing. Reviewers mention that the band is professional, easy to work with, and flexible, accommodating special requests and adapting songs to fit different styles. The band's professionalism, quality of music, and ability to create a fun and memorable atmosphere are highlighted as reasons to book Hella Fitzgerald for a wedding.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Hella Fitzgerald is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for wedding events. The band is praised for its talented musicians, energetic performances, and ability to get guests dancing. Reviewers mention that the band is professional, easy to work with, and flexible, accommodating special requests and adapting songs to fit different styles. The band's professionalism, quality of music, and ability to create a fun and memorable atmosphere are highlighted as reasons to book Hella Fitzgerald for a wedding.

Sarah
Sarah D. Sent on 12/13/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best band for our wedding or your private event

Hella Fitzgerald is simply the best. They've got that old school cool, sexy sax, amazing lead singer vibe. I used them for years for private parties and corporate events.. and just hired them for my wedding in October. Easy to work with, great communication, on-time, and most importantly.... FUN. Our guests are still talking about the band 2 months later.
Dean
Dean S. Sent on 10/25/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Talented and professional

We hired Hella Fitzgerald for our wedding and are so glad we did. As a musician myself, I can say with confidence they are super talented -- and just as importantly, incredibly professional, flexible, and easy to work with. Thank you so much for an awesome evening!
Ren
Ren G. Sent on 12/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

This band is amazing!!

This band is so killer! They played super fun dance music that was a great variety to get lots of different folks out on the floor. I am a local musician so I have known Lilan and the band through the music scene for years and I expected them to be amazing and they actually managed to be even better than my, already very high, expectations!
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