"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
Singer and multi-instrumentalist James Zeller has performed with jazz legends including Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, and The Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Over the last decade, his trio has captivated hundreds of audiences, playing the best of 1920’s-50’s jazz, vintage country, Americana, and early rock and roll. From Satchmo to Sinatra, Willie Nelson to the Beatles and more, their world-class interpretations of loved classics make them a favorite at parties, weddings, and events.
Founded in New York City, The James Zeller Trio has played famed venues including The Rainbow Room, The Waldorf Astoria, and Lincoln Center. Since Zeller’s move to California in 2017, his trio continues to delight audiences up and down the coast, including events at San Francisco’s Julia Morgan Ballroom, The Presidio Social Club, and the historic Villa Montalvo.
James collaboration with singer/songwriter multi-instrumentalist Katie Belknap, The Ponies Of Harmony, features covers, both of their original songs and lots of harmony singing. For more on their duo, click here. Please inquire about additional projects! Whatever the size or setting, James Zeller is known for his professionalism, his charming vocals, and his spirited, heartwarming music. If you’re looking for live entertainment that will enchant any audience, look no further!
James no longer flies and limits travel to limit his carbon footprint and that of his group. Booking is available in the Bay Area and Oregon, but depends on whether or not performances can be coordinated with others. He currently resides in Humboldt County.