Sam Graham Trio

Jazz Trio from Los Angeles, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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***NAMED ONE OF LA's TOP FIVE WEDDING BANDS IN 2013 by CBS Los Angeles!***


ABOUT THE BAND

Winners of Gigmasters' Rising Star Award in the Jazz Trio category for four straight years (2010-2013) and again in 2015, the Sam Graham Trio was formed in 2002. Since then we have performed hundreds of gigs, from the hilltops of Los Angeles (The Getty Center) to the basements of New York (the Jazz Lounge at CBGB's), from restaurants and bars to open air concerts, private parties, weddings, corporate gatherings, and numerous other events.

While we draw on an extensive repertoire of jazz standards popularized by Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Wes Montgomery, Mose Allison, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and many more, we also explore our roots in pop and rock music with innovative and surprising (and swinging) adaptations of songs by Nirvana, Metallica, the Doors, Tom Petty, Neil Young, the Buffalo Springfield, and others. We can play jobs that call for an all-instrumental song list, all-vocal, or a combination of the two.

All in all, it adds up to a singular style: JAZZ FOR MODERNS.

Our group offers four musicians for the price of three, with bandleader Sam Graham handling both guitar and vocals. Although we usually perform as a three-piece (guitar-vocals, bass, and drums), we can add others musicians (including horns and keyboards) and singers as requested.

ALSO: for those with more limited budgets, Sam Graham has also booked gigs as a guitar-bass duo. And if your space or your budget is really small, Sam also performs solo, either unaccompanied or with pre-recorded backing tracks featuring a complete jazz rhythm section.

Please contact Sam for more information about this very viable option. You can hear audio samples of my solo work at our official website.
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A GigMasters member for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!
2015 - Top Jazz Trio
2013 - Top Jazz Trio
2012 - Top Jazz Trio
2011 - Top Jazz Trio
2010 - Top Jazz Trio

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We hired the Sam Graham Trio to perform at the cocktail hour and the first hour of the reception at my wedding, and we LOVED him. I'm a big jazz fan -- particularly in the style of Barney Kessel/Ray Brown/Shelley Manne -- so having them was like a dream come true for me. They played a beautiful and swinging version of "Rainbow Connection" for the father-daughter dance, and they even backed me and let me sing a song to my wife. Sam has a warm, gentle voice and a very accessible playing style on guitar. They did a great job, and I'd recommend the trio to anyone who wants a relaxed, sophisticated, non-cheesy jazz vibe to their wedding or any other event.

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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The Sam Graham Trio was absolutely fabulous! We hired them for our wedding to play during the cocktail hour and part of the reception. The guests loved them and several asked for Sam's business card. They were professional, friendly, accommodating and prompt(despite a far drive and rainstorm). Their musical selection was perfect and I would hire them again in heartbeat. Having a live band was such an amazing way to do something different than just having a DJ. Thanks Sam, you're the best!!!

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Sam Graham Trio brought their A Game to the Los Angeles Downtown News Best of Downtown Summer Soiree.They were timely, accommodating well dressed and upbeat. Most parties seem to hire DJs. so the Sam Graham Trio was an element of surprise and delight. Some brief speeches that needed to be made and they seamlessly faded so that portion could start on time. I was very happy with the playlist they put together. They are skilled musicians and confident performers. Guests commented on how much they enjoyed having live music. Load in/strike was smooth. I hope to have an occasion to hire them again. The entire experience was first rate.

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PAST EVENTS
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2017
Nov
18
Birthday Party (Adult)
Anaheim, CA
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Jun
9
Wedding Reception
Redlands, CA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Oct
17
Corporate Function
Los Angeles, CA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Oct
7
Wedding
Monterey Park, CA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Aug
5
Birthday Party (Adult)
Upland, CA
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Jul
28
Club Event
Los Angeles, CA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Jul
26
Corporate Function
Los Angeles, CA
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Jun
30
Wedding Reception
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
JAZZ ROCKS!
Come As You Are
Nirvana
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Nirvana
All Apologies
Nirvana
Enter Sandman
Metallica
Albatross
Fleetwood Mac
Seven Nation Army
White Stripes
Consider Me Gone
Sting
Riders on the Storm
Doors
Break on Through
Doors
Big Band
Blues Band
Swing Band
Jazz Duo
Swing Duo
Jazz Trio
Smooth Jazz Trio
Jazz Quartet
Jazz Ensemble
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Please note Sam Graham Trio will also travel to Alhambra, Bell Gardens, Glendale, Huntington Park, Maywood, Monterey Park, Bell, Hollywood, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Montebello, South Gate, Burbank, Beverly Hills, Inglewood, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Culver City, Downey, El Monte, Lynwood, Pico Rivera, Toluca Lake, Universal City, Willowbrook, Compton, La Canada, Montrose, North Hollywood.
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