Sam Graham Trio
Winners of Gigmasters' Rising Star Award in the Jazz Trio category for four straight years (2010-2013), the Sam Graham Trio was formed in 2002. Since then they 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 the trio draw on an extensive repertoire of jazz standards popularized by Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery, Mose Allison, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and many more, they also explore their roots in pop and rock music with innovative and surprising (and swinging) adaptations of songs by Nirvana, Metallica, the Doors, Tom Petty, even AC/DC, Radiohead and the White Stripes. They 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.
Home Base: Los Angeles