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     "The James Zeller trio was the one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. The vocals transported our guests to another time. Wholeheartedly recommend."

 -Alex Pappas-Rutkay, Wedding, Southhampton, Long Island, NY September 2013

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James  Zeller

James Zeller is a multi-insturmentalist bandleader who has been devoted to music since he was 12 years old. He sings and plays trombone and guitar in his current working groups, the James Zeller Trio and the Ponies Of Harmony. He also performs solo as a singing pianist or guitarist.

James writes and performs songs in many genres. Influences on his vocal stylings include Willie Nelson, Chet Baker, Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra.


Highlights from 17 years working as a musician in NYC include appearing on a platinum album, performances with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center, working with the great Billy Nemec and the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, performing with trombone hero Slide Hampton and leading his own trio for 5 performance packed years.

James puts his heart and soul into the music he plays. Please consider him or his groups for your venues, events, and festivals.

James Zeller Trio 2018 Ten Song Compilation
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James would love to hear from you!
Use this form, or email James at, or at 646-245-6865.
 If you're interested in booking James or one of his groups for, tell him a little about your event, such as: the date, location, hours of the event and duration for which you'd like music, type of event and number of guests, and anything else that you think might be helpful. Thanks!

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