Corporate Function•Reviewed on January 14, 2022•From Long Beach, CA
Sam and his band members were outstanding, both musically, professionally, and personally. Sam was very communicative in the lead up to the event and all three members were very flexible with the schedule of the event. Excellent musicians to boot! Highly recommended and would not hesitate to hire Sam and his trio again in the future.
Christmas Party•Reviewed on December 9, 2021•From 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!
Club Event•Reviewed on September 19, 2021•From 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!
Wedding•Reviewed on August 29, 2015•From Crestline, CA
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•Reviewed on March 6, 2010•From Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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!!!
Corporate Function•Reviewed on July 26, 2017•From Los Angeles, CA
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.
Corporate Function•Reviewed on December 17, 2018•From Culver City, CA
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.
Corporate Function•Reviewed on November 18, 2015•From Los Angeles, CA
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.
Private Party•Reviewed on January 15, 2017•From San Pedro, CA
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!
Birthday Party (Adult)•Reviewed on May 26, 2018•From Pasadena, CA
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!!!!
Corporate Function•Reviewed on October 17, 2017•From Los Angeles, CA
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!
Corporate Function•Reviewed on April 11, 2018•From Los Angeles, CA
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.
Wedding Reception•Reviewed on April 28, 2018•From Redondo Beach, CA
We hired this amazing trio for our wedding reception and we had many compliments on their talent, the variety of music they played, and how they were able to read the vibe of the room. I asked for a special song request and they came through and performed it so well!
Thank you, Sam & crew, for making my day extra special with your talents! 100% recommend!
Birthday Party (Adult)•Reviewed on November 14, 2008•From Long Beach, CA
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!!!
Wedding Reception•Reviewed on June 30, 2018•From Culver City, CA
We are so lucky to have found the Sam Graham Trio! Sam and his team were a pleasure to work with, on time, professional, and most importantly they delivered flawlessly on the music. Our guests couldn't stop talking about the classic jazz and amazing covers Sam and team brought to the event. Absolutely fantastic.
Anniversary Party•Reviewed on May 16, 2018•From Irvine, CA
Sam and his bandmates put on a show to remember for the 20th anniversary dinner I threw for my wife earlier this week (May 16, 2018). The music was excellent, the band was highly professional, and their jazz and swing made it a night for all time. Would give them 6 stars if I could. If you're on the fence about jazz bands, check out their videos -- they definitely live up to them in person.
Birthday Party (Adult)•Reviewed on December 1, 2017•From Venice, CA
Sam and the guys were amazing! They were prompt, professional, and very easy to communicate over email, prior to the event. The music was perfect and so much fun for my 1920's themed party. Everyone complimented me the band!
Thank you for everything!
Will definitely keep you in mind for any future events!
Corporate Function•Reviewed on July 22, 2016•From Costa Mesa, CA
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•Reviewed on February 22, 2014•From Newport Beach, CA
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.
Wedding•Reviewed on October 7, 2017•From Monterey Park, CA
The Sam Graham Trio was my first choice to play at our Wedding. I have used them for special events at work and love the fact that they play an array of music styles. I have never heard a band go so seamlessly from Frank Sinatra to Nirvana! Sam Graham Trio was professional, accommodating, and easy to work with. We received compliments from our guests all night on how much they liked the band.