Betina Hershey Russo

Jazz Band from New York, NY - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$600 - $4000 per event
We are professional musicians with the warmth of family, bringing good vibrations and creative music to any event. This wife/husband run group can include up to 4 family members, all established musicians who have performed internationally in Tokyo Japan, Lebanon, Italy, Spain, Russia, Brasil, Canada, across the U.S..
We have also performed at The Bermuda Guitar Festival, The Cape Cod Jazz Festival, Hot Steamed Jazz Festival, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Weekenders in Connecticut and in New York City at Lincoln Center, The Bottom Line, Carnegie Hall, Birdland, the Blue Note, Iridium Jazz Club, CBGBs, Arthur's Tavern, 55 Bar, Showmans, Lenox Lounge, Sweet Rhythm, Boom, Antique Garage, Sweet Rhythm, Smoke Jazz Club, Zinc Bar, IAJE, as well as at many private events.
Vocalist/guitarist Betina Hershey, has toured the country and the world as Meg in "Phantom of the Opera" and Anybodys in "West Side Story" and can be seen in the Julia Roberts movie "Mona Lisa Smile" and Disney's "Enchanted." Betina performed live on WFUV radio and at the Bottom Line. Betina also tours with The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players across the U.S. and in Canada. Hershey has also taught swing dancing in Japan, Korea, and in Bermuda, also being featured on Bermuda national television and on the front cover of their newspaper. Recently reviewed by the Royal Gazette during their performance at the Bermuda Guitar Festival.

Groups include: Duo (guitar, voice); Trio (voice, guitar, drums / voice, guitar, trumpet / voice, guitar, bass); Quartet (voice, guitar, bass, drums / voice, guitar, trumpet, drums / voice, organ, guitar, drums); Quintet (voice, trumpet, guitar, bass, drums / voice, piano, guitar, bass, drums)


Styles include: Jazz and Standards of the American Songbook, Show Tunes, 1940s swing, R&B, Motown, Soul, Pop Music, Blues, Rock, New Orleans Traditional 1920-30s Jazz/Dixieland, Country, Bluegrass, Western Swing, Traditional Latin, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Folk & Singer-Songwriter Genres, World Music, Originals

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Wedding Reception

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Nick and Betina were the absolute best thing that happened to our wedding reception! Our guests are still raving about the music. Both Nick and Betina went out of their way to make sure that everything was just as we wanted it. They even accommodated some new songs that we sprung on them at the last minute. They also added a Sax/Clarinet player that was outside of their normal band, he was amazing! This whole ensemble was truly great. Their professionalism and helpfulness truly went above and beyond. I simply cannot say enough good things about them and would hire them again in a second! The videos posted here do NOT do this band justice, they're truly amazing.

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Memorial Day Party

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Highly professional and accommodating. They were wonderful.

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Studio Session

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Did a really great job! I love the talent and professionalism. Will definitely with them again. Thanks,

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2014
Nov
2
Grand Opening
New York, NY
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2014
Aug
5
Corporate Function
Stony Creek, NY
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2014
Mar
25
Corporate Function
Stony Brook, NY
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
Mar
4
Corporate Function
Stony Brook, NY
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
Jan
9
Corporate Function
Stony Brook, NY
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2013
Dec
6
Cocktail Party
Stony Brook, NY
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
SWING / JAZZ / STANDARDS
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All The Things You Are
Cole Porter
Anything Goes
Cole Porter
Autumn Leaves
 
Beautiful Love
 
Begin The Beguine
Cole Porter
Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered
Rodgers and Hart
Beyond the Sea
 
Cover Band
80s Band
Dixieland Band
Jazz Band
Motown Band
Pop Band
Rock Band
Swing Band
Variety Band
R&B Band
Soul Band
Rockabilly Band
Acoustic Band
20s Band
30s Band
40s Band
Folk Band
Wedding Band
Jazz Orchestra
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fund Raisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Betina Hershey Russo will also travel to Brooklyn, Hoboken, Jersey City, Long Island City, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, North Bergen, West New York, Bayonne, Kearny, Secaucus, Staten Island, Cliffside Park, Fairview, Jamaica, Bronx, Edgewater, Harrison, Newark, North Arlington, Ridgefield, Fort Lee, Little Ferry, Lyndhurst, Moonachie, Palisades Park, Ridgewood, Belleville, Carlstadt.
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