Guitarist and Los Angeles native Graham Dechter is one of the most promising young jazz musicians on the scene today. Born into a family of musicians, Graham's musical journey began at the age of 5 when he started taking violin lessons and composing various orchestral pieces. His talents as both a violinist and a composer led him to the Idyllwild Arts Academy in Idyllwild, CA, one of three prestigious residential arts high schools in the country. It was there that Graham discovered his passion for guitar and began pursuing his life's calling: jazz.
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Graham Dechter's playing is not only a joy to hear, it is a joy to be a part of. I love his warm guitar sound... serious swinging, clean arrangements, a high level of intensity and a dose of beautiful lines... There's just no telling to what wonderful places he will take us. ~John Clayton
Once in a blue moon a talent comes along that grabs everyone's attention. Graham is the most recent one to grab MY attention. ~Jeff Hamilton
Guitarist Graham Dechter's debut album as a leader could hardly be more charming or enjoyable... a virtuosic young guitarist with nothing to prove. ~Rick Anderson (All Music Guide)
Swing-inspired riffs reign supreme on Dechter’s album
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