Hella Fitzgerald is a full service event band available for weddings, corporate events, private parties, and other special events. The band manager serves as a music coordinator, creating a sound backdrop that fits your vision and budget while maintaining a classy aesthetic both visually and musically.
Our past clients include Paypal, Google, BluePrintNYC, Yelp, Jay Siegan Presents, Entire Productions, SalesForce, 21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, LiveNation, Hartmann Studios, A-List Communications, Salvation Army, One Workplace, BMW, and many more.
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
Cocktail, Dinner, and Reception
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.
Ceremony, Cocktail and Dinner
Our versatile musicians can provide anything from traditional classical piano or guitar selections, to mainstream choices. We recommend a small either a soloist or small combo for this. A wireless microphone and speaker system are available.
COCKTAIL & DINNER
The Hella Fitzgerald 's smaller combos play instrumental jazz and R&B as guests mix and mingle. They play at a low volume, providing a perfectly subdued and charming soundtrack. Your guests are the focal point and can converse with ease while still feeling the warmth of a live musical backdrop.
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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We are happy to provide live music for a portion of your event then turn it over to one of our slammin DJ's to amp up the rest of the night! Live music and DJ packages are available can can incude lighting as well.
Our lead singer can provide emcee duties to facilitate the announcement of speeches, toasts, and other events throughout the evening such as cake cutting, bouquet/garter toss, and transportation (shuttles, etc). Our wireless microphone and speaker system can be made available to you and your guests for these announcements, toasts, and speeches.