Graham Dechter: Youth steeped in tradition

Graham Dechter performing live in the Jazz24/KPLU Seattle studios.  Credit: Justin Steyer/KPLU
Graham Dechter performing live in the Jazz24/KPLU Seattle studios. Credit: Justin Steyer/KPLU

Graham Dechter is a 26-year-old jazz guitarist who is, indeed, currently living his dream.

Graham was invited to join the world-famous Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra at age 19. Now, 7 years later, he is leading his own group and just released his second CD, “Takin’ It There.”

Here is a video of the quartet performing the title track, “Takin’ It There” live in our studios:

The quartet includes Jeff Hamilton (drums), Josh Nelson (piano) and Christoph Luty (bass).

You can also find our Studio Sessions available as a video podcast in iTunes.  The link can be found here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kplu-studio-sessions-video/id657517777

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