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Wedding and Event Orchestra


The Essence Band
Plays Many Styles of Music!

New Jersey Wedding Musicians


Jill from Essence
JILL - (vocals) This amazing vocalist has performed with some of the biggest names in show business, and with good reason. Jill has worked with: Kelly Clarkson, Dee Snider, 98 Degrees, Enya, Trans Siberian Orchestra and others. Television credits include:
“The Late Show with David Letterman,” where she performed with the band Third Eye Blind - CBS’s “Rockstar Supernova,” .
EDDIE - (vocals) Not just great vocals, Eddie also is a songwriter and drummer. He has a great ear and a superb range, allowing him to sing all types of songs by varying artists. He has appeared in numerous national commercials and has recorded with producer Paul Umbach for Jive Records. Eddie from Essence
Carmine from Essence CARMINE - (keyboards) Carmine was the keyboard player for Movin' Out, Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp's Tony Award winning Broadway show. He has also performed or recorded with Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Ritchie Blackmore's "Blackmore's Night", Carly Simon, Joe Lynn Turner, Nine Days, O'2L, Greg Raposo, Sasha Lazard, and JIVE Jones. Carmine is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music.
DENNIS - (guitar / vocals) Dennis is the lead guitarist/vocalist for the Tony Award winning Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp musical Movin’ Out. Dennis was also the Musical Director for the London production as well. He was the leader of his own professional band for 15 years.
Dennis from Essence
Mike from Essence
MIKE - (drums) Mike is the drummer/conductor for the Tony Award winning Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s musical Movin’ Out. He has also played with acts like Ritchie Blackmore’s “Blackmore’s Night”, Zebra, Summer of ’69, and various community theater, local clubs and weddings in the New York area and performed several drum clinics throughout the country.
JOHN - (saxophone) John has toured and recorded with some of the biggest names in the music business like Tower of Power, Billy Joel, Hall and Oates, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, and Michael Bolton. Broadway shows include Grease and Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s Tony Award winning Movin’ Out.
John from Essence
Raul from Essence
RAUL - (trumpet) Raul has performed/recorded with Jennifer Lopez,Tom Jones, Tito Puente, Marc Anthony, Celine Dion, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, John Secada, Santana and Celia Cruz just to name a few. He has two Grammy’s to his credit. Raul is the trumpet player for the Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s national Broadway tour Movin’ Out.
MARK - (trombone) Mark has toured nationally with Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s Tony Award winning Broadway show Movin’ Out, and Swing. He has performed with artists Doc Severinsen, Ernie Watts, Frank Foster, Gloria Gaynor, Motion Puppets, Happy Apple and Jason Lindner.
Mark from Essence
Greg from Essence
GREG - (bass) Greg is the bassist/vocalist for the Tony Award winning Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp musical Movin’ Out. Greg has also been the bassist, and backing vocals for such artists as Alice Cooper, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Ted Nugent, Blue Oyster Cult, Dokken, Vinnie Moore, Joe Lynn Turner, Tommy James & the Shondells, Van Helsing's Curse, O2'L and Wendy O. Williams.
Top NJ Wedding Musicians


The Essence Band for weddings and receptions is the perfect choice for your next New York City or New Jersey event! For a 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 perform regularly at receptions and parties throughout the tri state area. Come see us perform so we can prove to you that we're the hottest event band playing in New Jersey (NJ)!

MUSIC for Weddings in New Jersey – Cities we have performed in!

Atlantic
Absecon Atlantic City Brigantine Buena
Buena Vista Corbin City Egg Harbor City Egg Harbor
Estell Manor Folsom Galloway Hamilton
Hammonton Linwood Longport Margate City
Mullica Northfield Pleasantville Port Republic
Somers Point Ventnor City Weymouth

Bergen
Allendale Alpine Bergenfield Bogota
Carlstadt Cliffside Park Closter Cresskill
Demarest Dumont East Rutherford Edgewater
Elmwood Park Emerson Englewood Englewood Cliffs
Fair Lawn Fairview Fort Lee Franklin Lakes
Garfield Glen Rock Hackensack Harrington Park
Hasbrouck Heights Haworth Hillsdale Ho-Ho-Kus
Leonia Little Ferry Lodi Lyndhurst
Mahwah Maywood Midland Park Montvale
Moonachie New Milford North Arlington Northvale
Norwood Oakland Old Tappan Oradell
Palisades Park Paramus Park Ridge Ramsey
Ridgefield Ridgefield Park Ridgewood River Edge
River Vale Rochelle Park Rockleigh Rutherford
Saddle Brook Saddle River South Hackensack Teaneck
Tenafly Teterboro Upper Saddle River Waldwick
Wallington Washington Westwood Wood-Ridge
Woodcliff Lake Wyckoff

Burlington
Bass River Beverly Bordentown Bordentown
Burlington Burlington Chesterfield Cinnaminson
Delanco Delran Eastampton Edgewater Park
Evesham Fieldsboro Florence Hainesport
Lumberton Mansfield Maple Shade Medford Lakes
Medford Moorestown Mount Holly Mount Laurel
New Hanover North Hanover Palmyra Pemberton
Pemberton Riverside Riverton Shamong
Southampton Springfield Tabernacle Washington
Westampton Willingboro Woodland Wrightstown

Camden
Audubon Audubon Park Barrington Bellmawr
Berlin Berlin Brooklawn Camden
Cherry Hill Chesilhurst Clementon Collingswood
Gibbsboro Gloucester City Gloucester Haddon Heights
Haddon Haddonfield Hi-Nella Laurel Springs
Lawnside Lindenwold Magnolia Merchantville
Mount Ephraim Oaklyn Pennsauken Pine Hill
Pine Valley Runnemede Somerdale Stratford
Tavistock Voorhees Waterford Winslow
Woodlynne

Cape May
Avalon Cape May Cape May Point Dennis
Lower Middle North Wildwood Ocean City
Sea Isle City Stone Harbor Upper West Cape May
West Wildwood Wildwood Wildwood Crest Woodbine

Cumberland
Bridgeton Commercial Deerfield Downe
Fairfield Greenwich Hopewell Lawrence
Maurice River Millville Shiloh Stow Creek
Upper Deerfield Vineland

Essex
Belleville Bloomfield Caldwell Cedar Grove
East Orange Essex Fells Fairfield Glen Ridge Borough
Irvington Livingston Maplewood Millburn
Montclair Newark North Caldwell Nutley
Orange Roseland South Orange Verona
West Caldwell West Orange

Gloucester
Clayton Deptford East Greenwich Elk
Franklin Glassboro Greenwich Harrison
Logan Mantua Monroe National Park
Newfield Paulsboro Pitman South Harrison
Swedesboro Washington Wenonah West Deptford
Westville Woodbury Woodbury Heights Woolwich

Hudson
Bayonne East Newark Guttenberg Harrison
Hoboken Jersey City Kearny North Bergen
Secaucus Union City Weehawken West New York

Hunterdon
Alexandria Bethlehem Bloomsbury Califon
Clinton Clinton Delaware East Amwell
Flemington Franklin Frenchtown Glen Gardner
Hampton High Bridge Holland Kingwood
Lambertville Lebanon Lebanon Milford
Raritan Readington Stockton Tewksbury
Union West Amwell

Mercer
Borough of Princeton East Windsor Ewing Hamilton
Hightstown Hopewell Hopewell Lawrence
Pennington Princeton Robbinsville Trenton
West Windsor

Midllesex
Carteret Cranbury Dunellen East Brunswick
Edison Helmetta Highland Park Jamesburg
Metuchen Middlesex Milltown Monroe
New Brunswick North Brunswick Old Bridge Perth Amboy
Piscataway Plainsboro Sayreville South Amboy
South Brunswick South Plainfield South River Spotswood
Woodbridge

Monmouth
Allenhurst Allentown Asbury Park Atlantic Highlands
Avon-by-the-Sea Belmar Bradley Beach Brielle
Colts Neck Deal Eatontown Englishtown
Fair Haven Farmingdale Freehold Borough Freehold
Hazlet Highlands Holmdel Howell
Interlaken Keansburg Keyport Lake Como
Little Silver Loch Arbour Long Branch Manalapan
Manasquan Marlboro Matawan Middletown
Millstone Monmouth Beach Neptune City Neptune
Ocean Oceanport Red Bank Roosevelt
Rumson Sea Bright Sea Girt Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury Spring Lake Spring Lake Heights Tinton Falls
Union Beach Upper Freehold Wall West Long Branch

Morris
Boonton Boonton Butler Chatham Borough
Chatham Chester Chester Denville
Dover East Hanover Florham Park Hanover
Harding Jefferson Kinnelon Lincoln Park
Long Hill Madison Mendham Borough Mendham
Mine Hill Montville Morris Plains Morris
Morristown Mount Arlington Mount Olive Mountain Lakes
Netcong Parsippany-Troy Hills Pequannock Randolph
Riverdale Rockaway Rockaway Roxbury
Victory Gardens Washington Wharton

Ocean
Barnegat Light Barnegat Bay Head Beach Haven
Beachwood Berkeley Brick Eagleswood
Harvey Cedars Island Heights Jackson Lacey
Lakehurst Lakewood Lavallette Little Egg Harbor
Long Beach Manchester Mantoloking Ocean Gate
Ocean Pine Beach Plumsted Point Pleasant
Point Pleasant Beach Seaside Heights Seaside Park Ship Bottom
South Toms River Stafford Surf City Toms River
Tuckerton

Passaic
Bloomingdale Clifton Haledon Hawthorne
Little Falls North Haledon Passaic Paterson
Pompton Lakes Prospect Park Ringwood Totowa
Wanaque Wayne West Milford Woodland Park

Salem
Alloway Carneys Point Elmer Elsinboro
Lower Alloways Creek Mannington Oldmans Penns Grove
Pennsville Pilesgrove Pittsgrove Quinton
Salem Upper Pittsgrove Woodstown

Somerset
Bedminster Bernards Bernardsville Bound Brook
Branchburg Bridgewater Far Hills Franklin
Green Brook Hillsborough Manville Millstone
Montgomery North Plainfield Peapack-Gladstone Raritan
Rocky Hill Somerville South Bound Brook Warren
Watchung

Sussex
Andover Andover Branchville Byram
Frankford Franklin Fredon Green
Hamburg Hampton Hardyston Hopatcong
Lafayette Montague Newton Ogdensburg
Sandyston Sparta Stanhope Stillwater
Sussex Vernon Walpack Wantage

Union
Berkeley Heights Clark Cranford Elizabeth
Fanwood Garwood Hillside Kenilworth
Linden Mountainside New Providence Plainfield
Rahway Roselle Roselle Park Scotch Plains
Springfield Summit Union Westfield
Winfield

Warren
Allamuchy Alpha Belvidere Blairstown
Franklin Frelinghuysen Greenwich Hackettstown
Hardwick Harmony Hope Independence
Knowlton Liberty Lopatcong Mansfield
Oxford Phillipsburg Pohatcong Washington
Washington White

Top NJ Wedding Bands


If you want a great wedding band or event band to play the best possible music at your next New Jersey wedding reception or party, try this amazing wedding and event band and orchestra. We're experts at wedding reception music and providing the best music and entertainment in New Jersey NJ for weddings and wedding receptions. Experience at handling many types of New Jersey area events is a strong suit for our fun loving wedding and events orchestra and band, since we're one of the top booking wedding reception and events party bands in New Jersey. We also specialize in playing all types of traditional and ethnic favorites, which makes us a perfect choice for your bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah. Our repetoire is vast, so we know the styles of music you want to hear at your party, wedding reception or area event. Holiday party music is also available with The Essence Band, and we can handle a variety of requests. Jewish weddings and bands, Italian weddings and bands, Russian weddings and bands? No problem! Check out our song list to see just a few select songs and music choices we offer for weddings and receptions in NJ. If you're looking for an affordable wedding band in NJ, then please consider this premiere wedding and events band and orchestra. We're confident that after you review our video demos and songs, you'll know your New Jersey (NJ) wedding reception or event is in good hands! To book The Essence Band for your next wedding, business party, holiday party, anniversary, or bar mitzvah, please call us at 201-836-6085, or send us a party band booking inquiry to learn more! We are one of the best bands for weddings in nj.