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Sunday, November 15

An accomplished guitarist, composer and arranger, Graham Dechter plays with the kind of swinging authority and seasoned maturity that belies his young age. The 28-year-old Los Angeles native, a member of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra since he was 19, shows a deep reverence for the jazz guitar tradition in his warm-toned renditions of ballads, bossas, bebop and blues.

A formidable soloist and consummate accompanist, he imbues standards with rare enthusiasm and an inherent bluesiness while carving out his own path with several affecting original compositions.

As John Clayton wrote in the liner notes to Right On Time of this promising new talent:

“Graham Dechter’s playing is not only a joy to hear, it is a joy to be a part of. Personally, I love a warm guitar sound. Better: I love HIS warm guitar sound. Combine that with some serious swinging, clean arrangements, a high level of intensity and a dose of beautiful lines, and you’ve got a guitar player that is exciting to play with. The other good part of all of this is that he’s still so young. There’s just no telling to what wonderful places he will take us.”

For more on this brilliant young artist, visit his webpage.

The service begins at 5pm at All Saints Church in Pasadena. We gather in the intimacy of the Chancel for an extraordinary experience of jazz in-the-round. If you need assistance to get up into the Chancel, please arrive at least five minutes early; wheel chair lift is available. No charge (free will offering taken) and no reservations required. Childcare provided.

For directions to All Saints visit our website.
For more information, contact jazz@allsaints-pas.org