Sami Grisafe

Ukulele from Culver City, CA - Will travel up to 25 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2015
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$250 - $5000 per event
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About
"With a brand of uplifting music that is bound to make listeners smile, Sami Grisafe is a multi-talented artist out of Chicago that appears to have no limitations..." Variance Magazine, April 2013

If you are looking to add a unique element to your event, Sami is the perfect person to do that with original folk-rock songs sprinkled with fresh arrangements of hits from every genre. Sami can also be commissioned to write original songs for your event (for an additional fee).

Sami Grisafe (pronounced gri-sah-fee like coffee) wears two very different hats in her professional life.

The first is as a professional musician. Grisafe, 31, recently received the Chicago Music Award for Best Rock Entertainer, was featured on CBS Chicago and in Variance Magazine, and performed 3 showcases in Austin, Texas, during the week of SXSW 2013.

Sami's album, ATLANTIS, is a collaboration with LA-based Shannon Nicole and Chicago-based Jaclyn Rada. The album received 6 pre-nominations for the first round of the Grammy's and features Grammy Award winning blues artist, Sugar Blue and hip-hop sensation, Viper from the group Follow Your Instinct.

The second hat is actually a helmet. Grisafe, a quarterback for the Chicago Force of the Women's Football Alliance, is one of 45 women who was selected to play for the 2013 U.S. Women's National Team in football.

Sami was awarded the World Championship Tournament MVP in the 2013 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Women's World Championship, leading Team USA to Gold Medal victory.

Inspired by musicians like Janis Joplin, Dave Grohl, and the Counting Crows, Grisafe's music has a folk-rock feel with provocative lyrics, often incorporating additional styles such as reggae, blues and rap. Grisafe has performed at the RedGorilla Fest and OUTlander Fest during SXSW and iconic venues such as Chicago's Metro, Double Door, Cubby Bear and City Winery.

Grisafe gained national attention for her performance of the National Anthem prior to taking the field at the 2013 IFAF Women's World Championship gold medal game. The Huffington Post called her performance "…one of the most inspiring versions of the Star-Spangled Banner we've ever heard." The unforgettable rendition is featured in two documentaries and was performed at the request of Illinois Governor, Pat Quinn, for the marriage equality bill signing.

As a proud member of the LGBTQ community, Grisafe is in the process of recording her new album beginning with a new song, "Brand New Fairy Tale," as a show of support for equal rights among all people in marriage. The single features Eric Himan, a national touring, award-winning singer-songwriter, who spent spring of 2014 opening tours for Leon Russell and then Ani DiFranco.

Currently Grisafe lives in both Chicago and Los Angeles and enjoys supporting local theater, music and her favorite sports teams.

BOOKING:

Sami is available for: solo performances, speaking engagements, National Anthem performances.





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Wine Tasting Party

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Professional, Talented, Original Music, interacted with the wine tasting participants. Cannot say enough about how wonderful Sami is as an entertainer and person. Looking forward to seeing her at many of my events. If your looking for an entertainer with talent and pizzaz call Sami. Sami Rocks!!!

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Sami Grisafe’s Response:

Nancy, Thank you so much for EVERYTHING. Professionalism goes both ways and you were beyond awesome! I really appreciate your kind review, generous tip, and everything about how you ran last night. You deserve a 5-Star rating as well! Thank you again and I hope this is just the beginning of a beautiful business relationship...and friendship. ;) Cheers, Sami

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Picnic

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I hired Sami to play her ukulele and sing during my proposal to my girlfriend on the beach. She created a suggested song list, let me add a couple of songs and even learned a knew song for me. She showed up early, found us and timed it perfect to start playing right after I proposed, she did such a good job being inconspicuous she made my girlfriend jump when she started playing; it was the perfect added surprise. Her singing and ukulele playing was amazing and absolutely beautiful. She played for an hour, adding in a couple of extra songs as a surprise and even played one of her original songs which was fantastic. It was perfect, a 10 out of 10!

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2017
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Corporate Function
Chicago, IL
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
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Picnic
Long Beach, CA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2016
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Wine Tasting Party
Encino, CA
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Jewelry Box
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Round Here
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What I Got
Sublime
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Bruno Mars
Grenade
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This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like a Motherf**ker
Maroon 5
Talkin' Body
Tove Lo
Take on Me
A-ha
What's Up
4 Non-Blondes
Me and Bobby McGee
Janis Joplin
Free Fallin'
Tom Petty
Straight Up
Paula Abdul
Love the Way You Lie
Eminem/Rihanna
Zombie
Cranberries
Don't Cha
Pussy Cat Dolls
If
Janet Jackson
The Way You Make Me Feel
Michael Jackson
Mr. Jones
Counting Crows
Come To My Window
Melissa Etheridge
Call Me Maybe
Carly Rae Jepsen
Somebody I Used to Know
Gotye
Waterfalls
TLC
Cookie Jar
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Star-Spangled Banner
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Acoustic Guitar
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Bachelor Parties
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Conventions
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Halloween Parties
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Luau Parties
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Family Reunions
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
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Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Please note Sami Grisafe will also travel to Inglewood, Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey, Playa Del Rey, El Segundo, Hawthorne, Venice, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Gardena, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Hermosa Beach, Hollywood, Huntington Park, Pacific Palisades, Compton, Studio City, Universal City, Willowbrook, Burbank, Carson, Bell Gardens, Lynwood, Maywood, North Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, South Gate.
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