Sam Graham Trio

Jazz Trio from Los Angeles, CA - Will travel up to 300 miles
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$300 - $2000 per event
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About

***NAMED ONE OF LA's TOP FIVE WEDDING BANDS IN 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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100+ GigMasters Bookings
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A GigMasters member for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
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

Holiday Party

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This trio was fantastic! Completely professional. The music choice was perfect for our event. They knew when to lay back and when to swell. Excellent variety of tunes: traditional jazz as well as contemporary songs done with cool jazz stylings. We received many compliments from our guests about our band choice. We couldn't be happier. We highly recommend the Sam Graham Trio.

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Wedding

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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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Corporate Function

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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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Corporate Function

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Sam, Jon & Richard were great! They showed up on time, accommodated our requests and made our event come to life! Sam also sang a few songs and that added a nice mixture to their lineup. Very professional and easy going. I would highly recommend them for corporate events.

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Corporate Function

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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.

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Private Party

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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!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Sam and his band are amazing! So many people said they were great! They even figured out a way to play a requested song for us that was not usually a part of their repertoire! This band takes real pride in their work and it shows! Hire the Sam Graham Trio, you will not be disappointed! We will be hiring them again for sure! There is just no substitute for live music! These guys are the real deal! Incredible! The party wouldn’t have been the same without them!!!!

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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!

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Corporate Function

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I could not have been more pleased. I had to book this last minute and Sam made it very easy. The set selection was perfect for our cocktail reception followed by a sit down dinner and all of my attendees loved the trio, with many asking for information on how they too can hire them. Will certainly be booking them again.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Nov
9
Wedding
Dana Point, CA
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Nov
16
Birthday Party (Adult)
Sherman Oaks, CA
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Oct
19
Wedding
Big Bear Lake, CA
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Apr
25
Corporate Function
Los Angeles, CA
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Dec
31
Corporate Function
Pasadena, CA
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
2018
Dec
17
Corporate Function
Culver City, CA
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
Dec
14
Corporate Function
Burbank, CA
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Dec
1
Birthday Party (Adult)
Pasadena, CA
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Nov
30
Holiday Party
Pasadena, CA
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Oct
3
Corporate Function
Las Vegas, NV
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Sep
29
Birthday Party (Adult)
Lake Forest, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Aug
3
Nursing Home Event
Torrance, CA
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2018
Jun
30
Wedding Reception
Culver City, CA
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
Jun
5
Community Event
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
10:00 AM - 12:00 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
Love Me Two Times
Doors
She's Leaving Home
Beatles
Harvest Moon
Neil Young
Into the Mystic
Van Morrison
Spooky
Classics !V
Breakdown
Tom Petty
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
AC/DC
Up on the Roof
Drifters
Have I Told You Lately
Van Morrison
5:15
Chris Isaak
Iko Iko
Dixie Cups
JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL:
C Jam Blues
Duke Ellington
So What
Miles Davis
Freddie Freeloader
Miles Davis
All Blues
Miles Davis
Milestones
Miles Davis
Footprints
Mikes Davis
Blue Train
John Coltrane
Equinox
John Coltrane
Last Train Home
Pat Metheny
Poinciana
Ahmad Jamal
Killer Joe
Quincy Jones
Take Five
Dave Brubeck
Take Ten
Paul Desmond
Chitlins Con Carne
Kenny Burrell
Loie
Kenny Burrell
Road Song
Wes Montgomery
Angel
Wes Montgomery
Four on Six
Wes Montgomery
Jeannine
Cannonball Adderley
Unit 7
Cannonball Adderley
New Delhi
Cannonball Adderley
Straight, No Chaser
Thelonious Monk
Well You Needn't
Thelonious Monk
Cute
Count Basie
Swing 42
Django Reinhardt
Minor Swing
Django Reinhardt
Troublant Bolero
Django Reinhardt
Green Dolphin Street
(many)
Chill
Joshua Redman
Harlem Nocturne
Johnny Otis, Earl Bostic, others
Stolen Moments
Oliver Nelson
Little Sunflower
Freddie Hubbard
JAZZ/POP VOCAL:
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Nat King Cole
L-O-V-E
Nat King Cole
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
Nat King Cole
Route 66
Nat King Cole
Poinciana
Nat King Cole, others
Sweet Lorraine
Nat King Cole
Azure Te
Nat King Cole
Lullaby of Birdland
George Shearing
Born to Be Blue
Mel Torme
Round Midnight
Mel Torme, many others
Moanin'
Lambert, Hendricks and Ross
My Funny Valentine
countless artists
The Look of Love
Dusty Springfield, others
Your Mind is on Vacation
Mose Allison
Lost Mind
Mose Allison
Seventh Son
Mose Allison
Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me
Mose Allison and others
If You Live
Mose Allison
It Ain't Necessarily So
from "Porgy and Bess"
I've Got You Under My Skin
Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight
Frank Sinatra
Triste
Frank Sinatra
How Insensitive
Frank Sinatra
Moonlight in Vermont
Frank Sinatra, others
Night and Day
Frank Sinatra
My One and Only Love
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman
Georgia on My Mind
Ray Charles
Hit the Road, Jack
Ray Charles
Everything
Michael Buble
Come Away With Me
Norah Jones
Calling You
theme From "Baghdad Cafe"
Black Coffee
Dinah Washington, Peggy Lee
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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