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The Essence Band

Wedding and Event Orchestra


The Essence Band
Plays Many Styles of Music!

Best Wedding Band in NJ!




New Jersey's The Essence Band is the perfect choice for your next New Jersey wedding reception, party, or event! For a NJ wedding band that will keep your guests happy and entertained with all styles of music to choose from. Our song list is extensive, and we add new songs regularly. Let us prove to you that we're the hottest wedding reception or party band playing anywhere in New Jersey or the surrounding areas. Your wedding reception in nj should be the best night of your life. We can help by giving you the absolute best music and event entertainment!

Music for Wedding Receptions NJ

This fabulous Wedding Band and Events Orchestra is available for a variety of shows, parties and celebrations, including corporate parties, business events, fundraisers, social and business banquets of all kinds, with performances customized to YOUR specific musical needs! We play a mix of original material to a mix of classic rock, rock and roll, pop, rhythm and blues, dance hits and more! We also play all the 40's standards, big band, swing, be-bop, lindy hop, blue-grass, top-40 dance music from all eras, current hits.

We look forward to performing at your event and literally raising the roof off the house! Or if you prefer something more relaxed, we can do that too. We are flexible and play a HUGE variety of styles, check out our repertoire list and see for yourself!

We play great music for weddings, receptions, parties and at events all over New Jersey in any kind of wedding reception hall, banquet hall, party or event venue, even private homes!


Receptions | Banquets | Galas | Fundraisers | Bar Mitzvahs | Holiday Parties | Anniversaries

The Essence Wedding Band and Orchestra have performed wedding music in NJ at some of the most exclusive banquet halls and reception halls in New Jersey. Great Reception locations like: The Villa Barone and the Stonehouse, to Liberty State Park Maritime Parc Events, The Palisadium, Waterside Restaurant and Catering and more. The Essence band has played at the Westminster Hotel, the Grand Hyatt in Jersey City, The Hilton, The Sheraton, The Meadowlands. We cater to the needs of your New Jersey wedding reception to give you the best music any band or orchestra could play at your NJ party or event.


New Jersey Wedding Reception Band Music Party Orchestras

Booking our band has more advantages that booking with other New Jersey wedding bands for several reasons. Our seasoned wedding reception band is available in several formats, like The Essence Band Trio for jazz or classical music during your wedding ceremony or cocktail hour, Rock Band - for bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs as well as some wedding receptions, and Orchestra configurations. This lets us stay versatile when it comes to your wedding reception hall or party venue. We can accommodate any style or size location - So no matter where your event is being held, The Essence Wedding Band and Events Orchestra can provide the perfect style of music and musical entertainment.


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This award winning wedding and events orchestra & band has played music for the best events all over the United States, played for big stars, played on National TV, and Jill (lead vocalist for this terrific wedding reception combo) has performed live on all the major television networks. This exceptional wedding reception, events, and party band has performed countless weddings, receptions for business and social purposes, bar mitzvahs / bat mitzvahs, business parties, office parties, holiday parties, and corporate parties and events at several hundred New Jersey, North Jersey and South Jersey all the way to Philadelphia and Pennsylvania in catering facilities, in hotels, country clubs, banquet halls and on private estates.


New Jersey Wedding Band Music

We have played at Il Tulipano in Cedar Grove New Jersey, we have performed at the Crystla Plaza in Livingston New Jersey, We have performed at One Atlantic Ocean in Atlantic City New Jersey and we have played many times at the Shadowbrook in Shewsbury NJ as well.

We have performed at the Park Savo, in Florham Park New Jersey along side the Brooklake Country Club as well. Also included in our New Jersey Journeys are The English Manor in Ocean New Jersey, The Old Mill Inn in Basking Ridge NJ, Meadow Wood Manor in Randolph NJ, Birchwood Manor in Whippany NJ, The Addison Park in Keyport New Jersey, The Madison Hotel in Morristown New Jersey and The Royal Manor in Garfield New Jersey. We totally believe that we are the very best band that ever performed at the Manor in West Orange NJ, or at the Highlawn Pavilion as well.

Weddings and Receptions Bands and Orchestras NJ

We especially enjoyed performing at the Clarks Landing in Point Pleasant and at The Bethwood in Totowa. We also enjoyed the Falkirk Estate and The Bernards Inn in Bernardville.

We also really enjoyed the Frungillo Estates, having performed at the Villa, the Mezzanine in Newark, and the Inn at Milrace Pond. As you can see, we have played all over New Jersey, from big palatial estates to small intimate and ultra special weddings and events. We play all sorts of corporate events from fundraisers, political gatherings, social galas, weddings, company holiday parties, company picnics, sales meetings, rallies and bar and bat mitzvahs too. We also play for anniversaries, birthdays of all ages and product launches and we are by far, the best corporate events entertainers that can be found.

Wedding Packages NJ

We have really awesome wedding packages and special off-peak prices for Friday nights and for parties that fall in the winter months from January, February and March and sometimes we cut a few deals in November as well. We can play as a trio for small jazz dinners or cocktail parties and go up to a 12 piece band for huge and fancy galas. Usually we are a seven piece band, featuring the two vocalists, Jill and Eddie up front and then guitar, bass, drums, keys, sax and PA Sound Man. We always travel with a professional sound company and have an engineer monitoring our sound from the second that we start till the last note sounds. We come early and we stay till the last applause. We will rock your world, that is a promise!

NJ Wedding Band Essence

So if you want to have the very best band on the planet play really fabulous dance and rock music from every era at your special celebration and or party or wedding or company event or corporate meeting or fundraiser, please do not hesitate even one second before lifting your hands to call The ESSENCE Band for your affair!


The Essence Wedding and Events Party Band and Orchestra is the very best band for weddings, wedding receptions, parties and events in and around New Jersey NJ. Our Weddings and Event Party Band is composed of the top wedding reception musicians on the East Coast, featuring musicians and entertainers that can both sing and dance and keep your wedding reception or holiday business party rocking all night long. Rock and Roll music is one of The Essence Wedding and Events Band and Orchestra's specialties and this party band has a huge rock'n roll repertoire and song list that has really fun rock for your dancing pleasure. The Essence band is also really great at Motown, Soul music, R&B, Fun music, Disco music and playing music from 1940 till music of today. The Essence Wedding and Events Band performs music by the top artists of our era: Celine Dion, Barbara Streisand and then jumps into Janis Joplin, Heart and Katy Perry alongside Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra and more. There is no style of music that is out of the reach of this band they are the most versatile musicians that you can find in the New Jersey NJ events entertainment field. Certainly in all of the state of New Jersey NJ you cannot find a better wedding reception, party, or event band. They have horns, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drums, keyboards, piano, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, wedding reception singers, vocalists and more. The music of this band is really spectacular and most of their songs sound better than the original artists' performances and recordings. They play every type of wedding music and wedding songs that you could ever dream of including really great ceremony music too. So for a really wonderful New Jersey Wedding, The Essence Wedding and Events Orchestra and Band is the way to go for your New Jersey NJ party, wedding reception, bar mitzvah or business event! Produced by Iris Gillon Music'n Celebrations LLC dba IGMC - producer of the finest wedding reception bands, event bands, and party bands in New Jersey and the Tri State Area. IGMC has bands for every occasion: rock bands for NJ bar mitzvahs / bat mitzvahs, soul bands for the best New Jersey wedding receptions, dance bands to keep your guests having a great time at your holiday or office party, jazz bands for your cocktail hour or brunch - even bands that play on boats or cruises. The best music and entertainment for events in New Jersey NJ come from IGMC. Great New Jersey NJ based bands like The Essence Wedding and Events Band play all the styles of music you want to hear: rock and roll music, pop music, dance music, top 40 hits music, soul music, classic rock, jazz, funk, folk, blues, hip hop, rap, techno, club, big band, latin, ethnic favorites and classical music. We perform great music at any type of party or celebration in New Jersey NJ: wedding receptions, wedding ceremonies, business parties, office parties, anniversary parties, bar mitzvahs / bat mitzvahs, exclusive birthday parties, charity fundraisers, theme parties, and more. The Essence Wedding and Events Band and Orchestra should be your choice for your New Jersey NJ reception, banquet, or party because we deliver the best music from top artists that can make your event great. Click here to review video of a New Jersey Wedding reception with music provided by The Essence Wedding and Events Band & Orchestra - your best choice for New Jersey NJ wedding receptions and events. This premiere wedding reception and party event band offers the best music for your New Jersey wedding reception at affordable prices. We are the best choice for weddings and receptions in New Jersey - all the best music for your party! We are well versed in playing traditional and ethnic weddings: Irish weddings, Jewish weddings, Italian weddings, Russian weddings and Greek weddings - to name a few. Please review our music list to see the frequently played songs from each music genre.