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Sam Graham Trio

Jazz Trio from Los Angeles, CA Will travel up to 300 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 122 Reviews
  • 205 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2006
  • 15 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $300 per event

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***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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Review by Kelly L.

Christmas PartyReviewed on December 9, 2021From Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Sam Graham was an amazing musician. He plays beautifully, skillfully, and with great spunk! We were originally supposed to be outside; however, it was raining hard that day and we moved our cocktail hour inside. Sam was extremely flexible, brought his equipment from the event room our cocktail hour was in, to the dining room where our dinner was held. He wasn’t too loud over any event, but you could hear his talent coming through the conversation. Beautiful job Sam! Would refer him over and over again!

Review by Dave W.

Club EventReviewed on September 19, 2021From Long Beach, CA

I could not be happier about hiring the Sam Graham Trio for my club's special outdoor event. All day long -- and even the next day -- I was getting compliments on how well their music created the perfect ambiance for a fun event. As a classical musician myself (for the last 58 years), I really appreciated their innate musicality and ensemble. Sam was very professional and accommodating to deal with, too. I'm so glad I found them here on The Bash!

Review by joseph s.

Holiday PartyReviewed on November 30, 2018From Pasadena, CA

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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Song List

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  • 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

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Upcoming Events

April 23, 2022 • Community Event
Sat12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Past Events

January 14, 2022 • Corporate Function
Fri6:30 PM - 10:00 PM Long Beach, CA
December 9, 2021 • Christmas Party
Thu6:30 PM - 10:00 PM Rancho Santa Fe, CA
November 13, 2021 • Engagement Party
Sat4:00 PM - 7:00 PM San Diego, CA
October 30, 2021 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Westlake Village, CA
September 27, 2021 • Private Party
Mon6:30 PM - 9:30 PM San Clemente, CA
September 19, 2021 • Club Event
Sun10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Long Beach, CA
August 31, 2021 • Meeting
Tue8:30 PM - 11:00 PM Las Vegas, NV
December 19, 2019 • Holiday Party
Thu4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Beverly Hills, CA
December 3, 2019 • Corporate Function
Tue6:30 PM - 9:00 PM San Diego, CA
November 16, 2019 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Sherman Oaks, CA
November 9, 2019 • Wedding
Sat3:30 PM - 7:00 PM Dana Point, CA
October 19, 2019 • Wedding
Sat4:00 PM - 8:30 PM Big Bear Lake, CA

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