With a song list of unforgettable classics from Sinatra to Van Morrison to Norah Jones, our Trio can create the perfect atmosphere for your event - from elegant background ambiance to upbeat music for dancing – we can even DJ modern dance hits to round off the evening. Exceptional music your guests will enjoy, young and old alike. We have over thirty years of combined experience as professional musicians and have played for countless private parties, weddings, and corporate events throughout the Midwest and beyond.
More than a Trio *
While the trio consists of Heather Nelson on Vocals/Piano, bassist Johnny Nelson and Mike Walker on drums, we also offer a range of options to fit any situation or budget - from a simple duo for smaller events, to a Deluxe five piece band with Sax & Guitar for larger functions. We can even DJ a dance party set later in the evening with a custom song list chosen by you – the best of both worlds for one great price! We're always happy to hear what you have in mind for your event and offer suggestions if requested to help you choose the perfect option that's right for you.
We'll provide everything *
No piano at your venue? No problem, Heather uses her own high quality keyboard at most of the events we play (the same one used in our audio samples). We provide all sound equipment necessary to perform for your event and our space requirements are very flexible, accommodating any situation.
Booking is simple *
To secure a booking we'll send you a simple one page contract by email or mail. A small deposit payable by check or credit card through GigMasters or PayPal holds the date. The balance isn't due until the day of the event.
Corporate clients will receive an invoice and contract by email and the deposit can be waived so you'll only need to process one check.
We are always available to go over any questions that might come up along the way.
From large corporate events to small informal gatherings - group members have performed at the following venues/events (partial list):
Oklahoma Governor's Mansion - Christmas Open House Tour *
Journal Record 'Woman of the Year' Champagne Reception * Skirvin Hotel - Red Piano Lounge, Grand & Centennial Ballrooms & Venetian Room * Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce 100th Anniversary Celebratory Dinner * Bank of Oklahoma Awards Ceremony *
National Cowboy Western Heritage Museum *
Remington Park * Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino *
Private Events for RE/MAX Realtors *
Christmas Party for SONIC Corp. *
OU Faculty House * Oklahoma City Museum of Art * Greenwood Jazz Festival - Tulsa * Dominion House - Guthrie, OK * The Mansion on Turtle Creek - Dallas, TX * Tulsa Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center * American Airlines Private Party - Bricktown * Sellers Special Event Center - Edmond, OK * UCO Alumni Events * Gaillardia Country Club * American Diabetes Association Fundraiser 'Tailgate for Diabetes' Event * Jackie Cooper BMW Edmond * Sharp Concert Hall - OU Campus * R.K. Black Christmas Party * Quail Creek Country Club * Thomas Jefferson School Fund Raiser - Joplin, MO * Bob Moore Porsche Dealership Event - Edmond, OK * Skelly Lodge - Catoosa, OK * Chesapeake Boathouse OKC * Oklahoma Hospital Association Award Ceremony - Cox Convention Center * Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 'Man and Woman of the Year' Gala Benefit - Grand Ballroom Skirvin Hotel * Will Rogers Theatre (Theater) OKC * Sand Plum Event Center – Guthrie, OK * Shangri-la Resort - Grand Lake * La Baguette – Norman, OK * Oklahoma Heritage Association Center - Downtown OKC * St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral * Oklahoma History Center * Five Oaks Lodge - Jenks, OK * Private Event for Spirit Bank * Tres Suenos Winery * The Cheesecake Factory Grand Opening Charity Party - Penn Square Mall * Nonna's at Bricktown * Lake Keystone Wedding Reception - Sand Springs, OK * Bourbon Street Cafe - Bricktown * Paseo Gallery Walk and Holiday Show - OKC * Petroleum Club - Oklahoma City, Edmond and Tulsa *
Jazz In June - Norman, OK *
Oak Tree Country Club - Edmond, OK *
Edmond Jazz Festival * Tulsa PAC *
Valentine's Day Dance - Crestview Country Club (Wichita, KS) * La Posada Spa & Resort (Wedding) - Santa Fe, NM * Southern Hills Country Club - Tulsa, OK *
Festival of the Arts OKC * Fort Smith Jazz Festival - Ft. Smith, AR *
Beacon Club * OKC Golf & Country Club * OSU Alumni Center - Stillwater * Botanica - Wichita * Cox Convention Center * UCO Jazz Lab - Edmond, OK * Philbrook Museum - Tulsa, OK * Thunderbird Chapel - Norman, OK * Marland Mansion - Ponca City, OK * JRB Art Gallery - OKC * Harn Homestead * Private Events - Deep Fork Grill *
Tinker AFB * Grand Opening for Foundation Surgery Affiliates * Waterford Hotel Sunday Brunch *
Quail Creek Country Club *
Le Meridian - New Orleans, LA *
Opening Night - OKC New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
I've Got You Under My SkinFrank Sinatra
Steppin' Out With My BabyTony Bennett
Fly Me To The MoonSinatra
Beyond The SeaMichael Buble
My Baby Just Cares For MeNina Simone
New York, New YorkFrank Sinatra
Girl From IpanemaBossa Nova Classic
It Had To Be YouHarry Connick Jr
Besame MuchoDiana Krall
Mas Que NadaSergio Mendes & Brasil '66
Our Love Is Here To StayHarry Connick Jr.
What A Wonderful WorldLouis Armstrong
The Way You Look TonightFrank Sinatra
Samba de Mon CouerFrench Music from “Something’s Gotta Give” Soundtrack
Crazy LoveVan Morrison
A Kiss to Build a Dream OnLouis Armstrong
Agua De BeberAstrud Gilberto & Antonio Carlos Jobim
All Of MeBillie Holiday
Almost Like Being In LoveNat King Cole
April In ParisElla Fitzgerald
As Time Goes ByCasablanca Soundtrack (Piano Instrumental)
At LastEtta James
The Best Is Yet To ComeTony Bennett
Big CityShirley Horn
Blue MoonTony Bennett
But Not For MeNatalie Merchant
Cheek To CheekElla Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)Brazilian Classic
City HomeMose Allison
Come Away With MeNorah Jones
Come Fly With MeFrank Sinatra
Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)Bossa Nova Classic
Day By DaySarah Vaughan
Deed I DoRay Charles
East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)Billie Holiday
Exactly Like YouDiana Krall
Five Hundred Miles HighChick Corea
Get Out Of TownShirley Horn
How Deep Is The OceanChet Baker
I Concentrate On YouSinatra
I Could Write a BookHarry Connick Jr.
I Fall In Love Too EasilyChet Baker
I Get A Kick Out Of YouSinatra
I Just Found Out About LoveDiane Schuur
I Remember YouDiana Krall
I Thought About YouSinatra
I'm Beginning To See The LightCarmen McRae
I'm In The Mood For LoveSinatra
I'm Old FashionedElla Fitzgerald
I've Got Plenty Of NothingGeorge and Ira Gershwin
I've Got The World On A StringMichael Buble
In The Wee Small Hours Of The MorningSting
Isn't This A Lovely DayElla Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
It Could Happen To YouDiana Krall
It Might As Well Be SpringNina Simone
Just FriendsMichael Buble
Let's Fall In LoveFrank Sinatra
The Look Of LoveDiana Krall
L-O-V-ENat King Cole
Love Me Or Leave MeSarah Vaughan
The Man I LoveJoni Mitchell
Manha De CarnivalStan Getz
Moon RiverAudrey Hepburn (Breakfast At Tiffany's Soundtrack)
Moonlight In VermontElla Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
The More I See YouMichael Buble
My Funny ValentineSting
Nada SeraBrazilian Classic
The Nearness Of YouNorah Jones
Nice Work If You Can Get ItSinatra
Night And DayCole Porter (Instrumental)
O MorroBrazilian Classic
On The Sunny Side Of The StreetSinatra
Only Trust Your HeartDiana Krall
Since I Fell For YouNina Simone
Someday My Prince Will ComeMiles Davis
Someone To Watch Over MeSting
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Star EyesCarmen McRae
Stars Fell On AlabamaElla Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Summer SambaBrazilian Classic
SummertimeGeorge and Ira Gershwin
Take 5Dave Brubeck (Instrumental)
Take the 'A' TrainDuke Ellington (Instrumental)
Under A Blanket Of BlueElla Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
The Very Thought Of YouTony Bennett
Waters Of MarchBossa Nova Classic
What A Difference A Day MadeJamie Cullum
What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life?Sting/Chris Botti
What Is This Thing Called LoveCole Porter
When I Fall In LoveNat King Cole
Who's Sorry NowWestern Swing Classic
Why Don't You Do RightPeggy Lee
You And IMichael Buble
You Are The Sunshine Of My LifeStevie Wonder
You Don't Know MeRay Charles
You Go To My HeadElla Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
You Stepped Out Of A DreamNat King Cole
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home ToElla Fitzgerald
We also play Christmas and Holiday Songs
And many classic instrumentals
$400 - $1500
Vocals and Piano
Norah Jones, Michael Buble, Van Morrison, Diana Krall, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, Harry Connick Jr., Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee, Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra, Shirley Horn, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck
Wedding Reception in Oklahoma City, OK on 10/27/2012
"The Heather Nelson Trio did a really great job at our wedding!! Before the wedding I spoke with Johnny Nelson (Heather's husband, the bassist in the band) two or three times. He was very easy to talk to over the phone and very helpful and accommodating (he helped us decide on songs, timing, etc). Our reception was 3 hours long. They played the first 2 and DJ'd the last hour when people were ready to dance. They also did a really great job acting as master of ceremony and making necessary announcements. They were perfect!!! I just can't recommend them enough!! "
- Laura Z.
Wedding in Oklahoma City, OK on 05/23/2009
"Wow. We hired the Heather Nelson Trio for our wedding reception and they really made it special for us. It rained halfway through their set-up, and still they were flexible, pleasant, and altogether wonderful. Even though most of our guests left because of the rain, they played like it was a full house. They sounded great; Heather's voice is so soft, gentle and lilting. Perfection.
Our song, "I Will" by The Beatles, is not on their set list; however, they were nice enough to learn it, slow it down and play it for our first dance. Even though I've heard that song hundreds of times, I cried throughout it.
Believe me, you will love this band."
- Heather R.
Wedding in Dallas, TX on 12/09/2006
"We booked Heather and her trio plus a sax player for our wedding and we are STILL receiving compliments on the music! The atmosphere that the Heather Nelson Trio created fit perfectly into our venue and the holiday season. We could not have asked for better song selection, professionalism, communication, or overall level of talent. Having been a musician myself for over twenty years, I have tremendously high expectations of musical groups, and Heather and her group actually exceeded them. I absolutely recommend the Heather Nelson Trio to anyone looking for a wonderful live music experience. Thank you Heather!"
- Jeremy B.
Community Event in Tulsa, OK on 12/06/2008
"There are so many details to tend to on the day of an event, it was great that Heather & Johnny showed up, set up and went to work delighting our guests with their music. They were great! I will definitely on them again.
- Sharon B.
Wedding in Muskogee, OK on 07/15/2006
"The Heather Nelson Trio was a big hit at my wedding reception! People of all ages loved the music and lots of people danced! They sounded very classy and the volume was just right. They even, by my request, learned how to play our song so we could dance to it on our first dance. They played for the whole reception outdoors in 100 degree weather! They were awesome!!!!! Couldn't have asked for more! "
- Leeann N.
Christening in Norman, OK on 08/02/2007
"The Heather Nelson Trio was fabulous. My guests all raved about them. Where did I find them? I told them I Googled swing band okc and found Gigmasters. I was able to sample the band's performance online. Booking took less than 24 hrs, and the communitcation by email or phone was fast and easy. Its al lot more work using word of mouth and tracking bands down myself. "
- Linda R.
Wedding in Oklahoma City, OK on 05/06/2006
"The Heather Nelson Trio set a beautiful mood for our wedding reception! Many people mentioned how wonderful the band was. In addition to their musical talent, they were so pleasant to work with and always quick to reply to my phone calls or emails. I appreciated all they did to make my wedding day beautiful! :)"
- Sarah Jane B.
Wedding in Wichita, KS on 11/03/2006
"Though I didn't get to interact with them much at my wedding (I was a little distracted :) ), their music was WONDERFUL. We had lots of compliments from people that they enjoyed their music a lot. They sounded great all the time. Thank you very much!"
- Terri P.
Birthday Party (Adults) in The Colony, TX on 03/25/2006
"I can't say enough good things about The Heather Nelson Trio! They played for my dad's 80th birthday and I continue receiving comments on how wonderful they were! He keeps saying over and over what a great trio, and he's been playing jazz for about 70 years. They've got an extensive playlist, they are very professional and kind, and they would help make any gathering a tremendous success! If you love good jazz music, you'll love this trio."
- Andra L.
Private Party in Oklahoma City, OK on 12/18/2005
"Fantastic group! Everyone complimented me on how great they sounded. I liked that you could talk to your friends and hear what they were saying without having to yell over the music. Would definitely hire them again. A pleasure to deal with! "
- Susan N.
Valentine's Day Party in Guthrie, OK on 02/13/2010
"The Heather Nelson Trio exceeded our expectations. They were absolutely tremendous. They were still playing and our members were already talking about inviting them back again, and again!! Very nice people & terrific entertainers!!"
- Ron G.
Wedding in Oklahoma City, OK on 12/27/2009
"They had excellent communication with us. Also, they were very helpful with their creativity and ideas. It was nice to give them a raw idea and see perfect implementation in the finished product. The Heather Nelson Trio set the mood for our wedding, making it gracefully elegant. We can't thank them enough. We highly recommend them!!!"
In addition to Oklahoma City, Heather Nelson Trio will also travel to Yukon, Bethany, Piedmont, Edmond, El Reno, Mustang, Wheatland, Cashion, Concho, Okarche, Union City, Spencer, Tuttle, Arcadia, Guthrie, Kingfisher, Minco, Newcastle, Nicoma Park, Jones, Choctaw, Crescent, Calumet, Norman, Dover, Amber, Luther, Harrah, Blanchard, Meridian
and many other locations in and around the Oklahoma City area.
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