"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

Bring the magic of The James Zeller Trio or larger ensembles to your wedding or special event! With a fabulous mix of music from 1920's  Jazz to the American Songbook to 50's  and 60's hits of all styles, these extraordinary musicians will are guaranteed to be a hit with guests young and old! Fantastic music is the first reason why The James Zeller Trio is perfect for your event, here are a few more:

Professionalism: We arrive early, dress impeccably, provide state of the art sound equipment, and always perform the job that's asked of us to a T.


Easy Communication: We love to talk with our clients! Executing your vision is our goal, and we're also happy to help you make decisions or offer advice. 

Experience: We are conservatory trained musicians with many years experience in entertainment.  I've lead bands for over 1,000 events and know what works great for any size or in any space.

Elegant Individuality: Our take on classic songs is unique and guaranteed to be memorable for your guests. 

Flexible Instrumentation: We perform in various size ensembles, from a solo act to an 8 piece band. Drums , Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet, Trumpet, violin are popular additions to the trio.

Music for all ages: Every age group loves our fantasic mix of styles, from Grandmas and Grandpas to Grandkids!

We love to perform for you: We're so happy to be a part of your special occasion. It's an honor and a pleasure!










       Fabulous Music Tailored For Your Occasion!     


2018 ten song compilation
Sample Repertoire

Sample Video #2

When You're Smilin'

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

Our regular musicians include:

  • James Zeller, Trombone and Vocals

  • Daniel Nickerson, Guitar

  • Lee Phillips, Upright Bass

  • Shane Fox, Drums

  • Jon De Lucia, Alto Saxophone and Clarinet

  • John Wood, Piano


Here's a sample list of songs we use to set the mood for cocktail hours dinners, or as romantic dance music:

  • It Had To Be You

  • Fly Me To The Moon

  • What A Wonderful World

  • At Last

  • The Way You Look Tonight

  • Cheek To Cheek

  • Dream A Little Dream 

  • Unforgettable

Looking for a band that will have your guests crowding the dance floor? That's us!

Songs we play for dancing at receptions and parties:

  • All My Lovin'

  • Cupid

  • Everyday

  • Hey Good Lookin'

  • Hallelujah I Love Her So

  • Hey Good Lookin'

  • Twistin' The Night Away

  • Sittin' Here In Yaya

  • Sway

  • You Never Can Tell

For more songs click here for our Song List page

             "We want to thank you all for doing such a fabulous job for us yesterday. It was classy and everyone commented on the fact you were true professionals." 

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The James Zeller Trio is based in Northern CA and performs up and down the west coast! Check our Facebook page for upcoming public performaces and tour schedule

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