Photographer: Myra Kjer Photography

Musicians: Emilio Tello, Eddie Joe Vieyra, Sam Montooth

Location: 4th Street Vine, Long Beach, California

                                                                                       

The Fitzgerald, from Long Beach, California, is a jazz musical collaborative under the direction of both Eddie-Joe Vieyra(Voice/Piano) and Emilio Tello(Guitar/Voice). Both Eddie Joe and Emilio are highly influenced by the music of Chet Baker, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Kurt Elling, Charlie Christian, and Freddie Green.  The Fitzgerald has the ability to expand the group to include any instrument needed to suit any occasion. Whether playing as a small combo to recall the classic speakeasy of the 1920’s or as a larger group for swing dancers and everything in between.

The Fitzgerald has become a staple at events for companies like Land Rover/Cadillac playing for their private unveilings of new products adding style to mirror the sophistication of the Land Rover brand. Moreover, the group has performed for CEO’s and Presidents of companies like Allen Lund, Edison, Foley and Lardner, U.S. Bank, Payden and Rygel, CBRE, and more. Some of their favorite venues include the Marina, in Marina Del Rey, the Biltmore Hotel and The Mark Taper Forum in downtown Los Angeles. The Fitzgerald is young talent with a taste for the style and grace of the Jazz era. Hand crafted jazz.