Poinciana Jazz Quartet

Carl Prescott - Trumpet, Chris Prescott - Drums


The Poinciana Jazz Quartet has been performing around San Diego since 1999. Our specialty is "straight-ahead" jazz music, ranging from swing to hard bop to ballads to latin jazz. Although we perform primarily as a quartet, we enjoy performing as a larger group as well and can customize our sound by adding different instrumentalist and vocalists. This way we can create group that is perfect for your event. Over the years we have provided professional entertainment to create the perfect festive yet relaxed atmosphere for hundreds of weddings and private events.

Our repertoire includes works by Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery, A.C. Jobim, Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard, Bill Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Billy Strayhorn, Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock.

Hear for yourself why the Poinciana Quartet and its award-winning members have been praised time and again. Click here to sample some of our music.



Please email us with any questions you have and we will respond promptly!

Poinciana contact information: cp [at] chrisprescott [dot] com

What people are saying:

"We couldn't be happier with the way the music turned out at our wedding. Thanks so much for the great music and helping to make our wedding a perfect day!"
- Rose T., Carlsbad, CA

"After years of hiring "good" bands for our company's events, we finally found the "perfect" band. The relaxed mood and amazing musicianship really saved the day. I have been recommending the Poinciana Quartet to all of my associates and friends. Great job, guys."
- Randy F., Point Loma, CA

"I had been horrified at some of my friends' weddings and was determined to not make the same mistake with our wedding reception. The Poinciana Quartet delivered! What a great band! Very creative and soothingly beautiful stuff. I can't thank you enough."
- Elaine L., La Jolla, CA

"We hired your wedding band for background music, but it ended up being more than we bargained for. Our guests really enjoyed the music and even got out on the dance floor to get the party started. I am thoroughly impressed. Thanks!"
- James W., Encinitas, CA



Poinciana Jazz Quartet MP3s


Swami's Blues - 4.7 MB
by Carl Prescott (5:08)

Peace - 3.6 MB
by Horace Silver (3:59)

Kleodle - 3.6 MB
by Carl Prescott (3:57)

Ceora - 3.4 MB
by Lee Morgan (3:44)
Note: This is a trio recording