The James Zeller Trio is a Jazz and genre-crossing trio based in Northern, CA. Zeller performed professionally in NYC for 17 years, and lead a highly successful trio that was the house trio at the famous Manhattan's upper east side "Bar Pleiades".
While the concept of the group is the same, the trio has some new members. James Zeller handles lead vocals with a unique, heartfelt style, plays tasteful trombone solos and rhythm guitar. Multi-instrumentalist Daniel Nickerson plays guitar, Lee Phillips is on upright bass and the trio is often joined by musical friends on many other instruments. Nickerson and Zeller also both play piano and perform often as a very versitile and entertaining duo.
Their fantastic repertoire is a unique and entertaining mix of swinging Jazz and timeless American Songbook classics from the 1920's-50's, New Orleans and Trad Jazz, classic country, blues and folk. Their music is the perfect addition for community events, festivals, concerts, clubs, restaurants, weddings, cocktail parties, business parties and anything with the word "party" in it! Every performance is filled with songs audiences know and love!
They take pride in their work as musicians and entertainers. Beyond their musical ability onstage, they are classy, professional, experienced in the music business, punctual, well dressed and easy to work with.
Vicky has been playing ukulele for 15 years & attended Hawaiian Music Camps on the Hawaiian Islands several times. She sings numerous songs in the Hawaiian language. Vicky gives private ukulele lessons at the Ferndale Music Company, Ferndale, CA. and has been for 7 years & loves it.
John has been playing the guitar for several years & has grown to love the Hawaiian steel guitar. He also attended Keola Beamers Aloha Hawaiian Music Camp along with Vicky in 2014 on the Island of Kauai and has learned to play Hawaiian slack key guitar.
Vicky & John met playing music & formed “The Lost Coasters” band which ranges from Traditional Hawaiian music to 60's Oldies but Goodies. "The Lost Coasters" play at the Humboldt Artisans Craft & Music Festival, the Humboldt County Fair & Farmers Markets every year. They have played at Weddings, numerous Luau’s, Fund Raisers, Private Parties, Arcata Main Streets Oyster Fest among other functions thru out Humboldt County. "The Lost Coasters" take you to the Islands & back in time!