Eli Chalmer

Trombonist - Bandleader

Eli Chalmer coaxes round, warm tones... ...pirouetting with [his] lithe trombone. It’s a soothing sonic bubble bath, Epsom salts for the ears.
— Seven Days, Burlington, VT
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The Eli Chalmer Trio is available for weddings, cocktail hours, dinner receptions, corporate events, restaurants, private parties, and other special events. The group can be paired down to a duo, or drums can be added if desired. We have a large repertoire of songs, from modern pop artists such as Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, and Sia, to the artists of the past such as Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, to your favorite jazz artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, and many more. We are also happy to take requests.

Imagine your guests walking into your venue. They make their way to the bar and hear a familiar melody that makes them smile. Seeing a live jazz trio in the corner, they realize, it's that new song they love from the radio.

That is what to look forward to when you hire the Eli Chalmer Trio. Happy guests filled with nostalgia for the oldies and delight for their favorite songs.

What to expect from the Eli Chalmer Trio:

-Top-level musicians
-Professionalism - timeliness and a positive attitude
-Stress-free logistics
-Constant communication

To get a quote, please contact elichalmertrio@gmail.com or call/text 802-881-4300

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June 19th, 2017
Yesterday was our wedding day, as a special surprise for my new husband, Eli Chalmer and his incredible jazz band played a special set on the pier in Brooklyn bridge park. We hired Eli through GigMasters to play as my wedding gift to Dan. I applied a revised a permit for the band to play and discussed a playlist with Eli. He was inspired, and professional with an easy, friendly attitude. I was certain this was the band leader for this special surprise.

I told Dan, at our reception that I was going to change into my second reception dress, which I did, and proceeded to leave the venue and walk to the pier where Eli was set up to play. Dan received a note while our reception was ending that said "Dear Daniel, I love you so much... meet me on the pier for a surprise..." he walked toward the darkened pier with a few other knowledgeable friends and found me waiting there, with the band playing a full set list of his favorites, And our song "sugaree" by The Grateful Dead. Daniel fell apart crying, he loved the brass band and the surprise after a whirlwind day, ceremony and reception. This was by far our #1 favorite moment of our wedding day. The band could not have shined brighter that night.

Sample Repertoire below:

Pop and Classics Jazz