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.
Wedding Cocktail Hour
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!!!
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.
Super satisfied with the Sam Graham Trio. We hired SGT recently for a fancy cocktail party. They were easy, kind, prompt, an overall pleasure and sounded great. Would definitely want to work with them again.
Sam and his trio (Sam, Richard, and John) couldn't have created a better experience for our party -- they communicated clearly in advance, arrived exactly on time, played perfect music for our party for the agreed-upon time, and were friendly and easy to chat with as a bonus. Don't hesitate to hire them for your event, they will exceed your expectations without a doubt!
I couldn't be happier with my experience with the Sam Graham trio. Not only are they extremely talented musicians-- they are also prompt, professional, and were very responsive in the days leading up to our event. Our guests enjoyed their performance throughout the night, and they expertly put together a set list that encompassed exactly what I requested. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a talented & accommodating jazz trio!
Birthday Party (Adult)
I was genuinely impressed with the professionalism, the talent and the overall performance of Sam Graham Trio. I booked them from Gigmasters.com and had never done anything of the sort before. They exceeded my expectations and I would hire them again in a heartbeat. They played at a Surprise Party for my husband and did a beautiful job of not only surprising him initially, but took initiative in surprising him throughout the night. They played a beautiful song after briefly hearing of our story which topped off the night. Our guests have made comments to us at how classy and wonderful the group was. Thank you, Sam Graham Trio!!!
The Sam Graham Trio was amazing! I am a coordinator and booked them for one of my clients who was holding a large corporate dinner party. The owner of the company (who is a very big Jazz fan) was so impressed he jumped on the mic to thank them and have them introduce themselves to the guests. I highly recommend them and will absolutely be using them again the next time I have a live jazz request!
Extremely professional and talented, the Sam Graham Trio was the perfect addition to our corporate event. Their sets were interesting and entertaining, but we were also able to conduct business conversations during the event. Their style and skills were impressive, and completely appropriate. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a cool Jazz Trio!
Mardi Gras Party
The Sam Graham trio played at our Mardi Gras party, and they were great! First of all, they arrived promptly, and were long set up and ready to go by the time the party started. And once they got going, they really set the mood. They're excellent musicians, and I just loved their song list. Also, Sam was good enough to offer me use of his PA system for some announcements I made at the party. It was just so easy and pleasant doing business with such professionals. I would definitely recommend them for anyone looking for a cool combo for their party.