Biography

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Reggie Graham is pictured far left with popular band Santa Esmeralda performing in Houston, Texas in the 1970s.

Reggie Graham’s first love is music! He currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Music at Sacramento City College, is the Owner of The Piano Lab and the leader of The Reggie Graham Trio!

His involvement with keyboards was built upon feelings. “It felt good, and I kept going,” noted the artist whose music career began in the Sacramento area but really blossomed in the Bay Area. Reggie was introduced to Bay Area audiences as an organist in jazz legend John Hendrick’s very successful production, “The Evolution of the Blues.” The exposure he received from this musical brought him into contact with Jimmy Goings.

dad playing music 18Goings, lead vocalist for the popular Latin-rock group Santa Esmeralda, chose Reggie as the group’s multi-keyboardist and the international scene became his market as he toured the world the internationally recognized group. The gifted pianist toured Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Canada, Kuwait, Jordan, Syria and extensively in the United States.

The energetic keyboardist has performed with Gospel artists Helen Stevenson, Angella Christie and Arthur Jones. He has also been an opener for headliners, George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie and The Ellington Orchestra. He recently received an EMG Trailblazers Award for the pioneers who have set the standards for the Gospel Music Ministry within our local churches, as well as on the local, national, and international levels.

Reggie, who earned both his Masters and Bachelors Degrees from CSUS, has been married for over 40 years and is the proud father of two daughters.

Recent Concerts:
The Harris Center, Folsom Lake College, for a Black History Celebration
Memorial Auditorium, with vocalist Jackie Bryant
Ida Divine, Vocalist from New York City
The Brickhouse Art Gallery
Featured at The Pavillions
The Reggie Graham Project Recent concerts:
Mary Mary
Featured at CSUS Noon Concert Series
The Meadowview Gospel Concert
Macy’s Downtown Plaza
Currently appearing as The Reggie Graham Trio:
25th Anniversary City Festival, COP
Featured at SCC Noon Concert
The Brickhouse Art Gallery
The California Art Museum
Folsom Lake College
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