Hella Fitzgerald

Dance Band from Oakland, CA - Will travel up to 1000 miles
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Hella Fitzgerald: from Bebop to Hip Hop! We are a deluxe party band based in Northern California, specializing in vintage jazz and jive blues, classic soul, funk, R&B, 90's and contemporary songs. We also showcase vintage versions of modern tunes. Featuring some of the finest musicians in the Northern California area, Hella Fitzgerald transitions seamlessly throughout the different eras with style and grace, supporting events of any size, theme and budget. Incorporating songs by Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Etta James, James Brown, and Justin Timberlake, we welcome requests. Hella Fitzgerald is flexible in band size and instrumentation and will work with you to support your venue size, budget, and musical tastes. With our experience and sensitivity to detail, it is our ultimate goal to help create a special and memorable event, and most of all make sure everyone has a blast!

Bandleader Lilan Kane is an award-winning jazz and soul vocalist who has performed at New Orleans French Quarter Festival, Great American Music Hall, Yoshi's, Fillmore Jazz Festival, Sweetwater Music Hall, and recently opened for Hall & Oates, The Doobie Brothers, Chicago, Trombone Shorty, Morgan James, and Sharon Jones.

DANCE & RECEPTION
Our most popular combination is our six piece band complete with female vocals, two horns, keyboards, upright + electric bass, and drums. The band features available add-ons including: guitar, male vocals, extra horns, extra female vocals, and no horns. We supply recorded music for the breaks, or an iPod hookup if you have your own playlist.

We begin our dance sets with upbeat Speakeasy jazz and swing with New Orleans style jazz, followed by Classic Soul/Funk/R&B, and finishing off the night with 90's and soulful contemporary Top 40 songs. Hella Fitzgerald is happy to accommodate requests. We can learn specific versions of songs as well (for choreographed dances and special dances).

CEREMONY, COCKTAIL, AND DINNER
We can provide anything from traditional classical piano or guitar selections, to mainstream choices with or without vocals. A wireless and lapel microphone, and ceremony speaker system are available.

Live music can be a really nice touch for cocktail and/or dinner hour. We offer a few packages that can include a small combo, usually people enjoy the duo or trio options (bass + keys, bass, horn + keys, etc)

*A curated list of recorded music can be provided for any of these portions.

DJ DUTIES
A customized iPod playlist is provided for the breaks so the musical flow of your event is never interrupted.  We can expand DJ duties to continue after the live music portion concludes if noise ordinances are in effect.

EMCEE DUTIES
Our vocalist can perform emcee duties to facilitate the announcement of speeches, toasts, and other events throughout the evening such as cake cutting, bouquet/garter toss, and transportation announcements (shuttles, etc). Our wireless microphone and speaker system can be made available to you and your guests for announcements, toasts, and speeches as well.
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This band was able to capture the feel and ambience for my wedding with very little direction from my wife and I. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to have an exceptional time dancing and enjoying music with friends and family.Your guests WILL BE THRILLED to have a group of musicians as talented as Hellas Fitzgerald is. My extreme very best wishes to them, and thank you for making my wedding the best event of my life.

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We hired Hella Fitzgerald to perform for a company "roaring 20's" theme party, and they were marvelous. The band manager was easy to work with, and the band was on time and performed beautifully. Their song selection, volume, and general performance were all just right. Our employees gave great feedback about the band and the party in general. We would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for a great band.

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2017
Aug
20
Wedding
Moraga, CA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Aug
12
Casino Event
Rohnert Park, CA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Apr
22
Corporate Function
Newark, CA
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Ain't Misbehavin'
Louis Armstrong
All Or Nothing At All
Frank Sinatra
All The Things You Are
Ella Fitzgerald
Alright Okay You Win
Peggy Lee
As Time Goes By
Frank Sinatra
At Last
Etta James
A-Tisket
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Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
Louis Prima
Bare Necessities
Jungle Book
Basin Street Blues
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Please note Hella Fitzgerald will also travel to Alameda, Piedmont, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, Emeryville, Moraga, Berkeley, Hayward, Orinda, Rheem Valley, Canyon, San Francisco, South San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Belmont, Albany, Lafayette, Brisbane, Alamo, Danville, Richmond, El Cerrito, San Mateo, San Ramon, Union City, Burlingame, Daly City, Diablo, Dublin.
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