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

FREE SHOWCASES: Come meet and hear the band live!

When: March 15th, 22nd, 29th, 2018 - Every Thursday in March
Where: M Bar, Mansfield Hotel, 12 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
What Time: 5:30 PM

When: April 6th, 2018
Where: Red Room at KGB Bar, 85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003
What Time: 11 PM - 2 AM

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 trending songs.

What to expect from the Eli Chalmer Trio:

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

The trio is covered by general liability insurance.

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
Pop and Classics Jazz
Right As Rain – Adele
Set Fire to the Rain – Adele
Hello – Adele
Send My Love (To Your New Lover) – Adele
Let's Stay Together – Al Green
Let's Stay Together – Al Green
No One – Alicia Keys
Empire State of Mind – Alicia Keys
Girl On Fire – Alicia Keys
Fallin' – Alicia Keys
I Say a Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
Complicated – Avril Lavigne
I'm with You – Avril Lavigne
I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys
Hey Jude - Remastered 2015 – The Beatles
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - Remastered – The Beatles
Blackbird - Remastered 2009 – The Beatles
I Will - Remastered – The Beatles
Yesterday - Remastered – The Beatles
Let It Be - Remastered 2009 – The Beatles
Stand By Me - Single/LP Version – Ben E. King
Love On Top – Beyoncé
Drunk in Love – Beyoncé, JAY Z
Piano Man – Billy Joel
Piano Man – Billy Joel
Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley & The Wailers
...Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
Toxic – Britney Spears
Oops!...I Did It Again – Britney Spears
Dancing In the Dark – Bruce Springsteen
Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
Streets of Philadelphia – Bruce Springsteen
That's What I Like – Bruno Mars
Grenade – Bruno Mars
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
I Feel the Earth Move – Carole King
Forget You – CeeLo Green
Marvin Gaye – Charlie Puth, Meghan Trainor
Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne) – Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne
Gimmie Love – Collie Buddz
Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker
Titanium (feat. Sia) – David Guetta, Sia
Hotline Bling – Drake
Hotel California – Eagles
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Don't – Ed Sheeran
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Burn – Ellie Goulding
Can't Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
At Last – Etta James
Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
Thinkin Bout You – Frank Ocean
Pyramids – Frank Ocean
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
Theme From New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
Budapest – George Ezra
Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye, Kimbra
Eyes Of The World – Grateful Dead
Fire On The Mountain – Grateful Dead
The Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani, Akon
Let It Go - "Frozen" – Idina Menzel
How Sweet It Is [To Be Loved By You] – James Taylor
Want to Want Me – Jason Derulo
Trumpets – Jason Derulo
I'm Yours – Jason Mraz
Love Don't Cost a Thing – Jennifer Lopez
Jenny from the Block – Jennifer Lopez
Sugaree – Jerry Garcia
All Of Me – John Legend
Your Body Is a Wonderland – John Mayer
Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell
Sorry – Justin Bieber
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
Firework – Katy Perry
Settle Down – Kimbra
Paparazzi – Lady Gaga
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Royals – Lorde
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
I Try – Macy Gray
This Love – Maroon 5
Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
Everything – Michael Bublé
Feeling Good – Michael Bublé
Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Michael Bublé
Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) – Michael Jackson
We Can't Stop – Miley Cyrus
Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus
Final Song – MØ
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
I'm Like A Bird – Nelly Furtado
Hella Good – No Doubt
Underneath It All – No Doubt, Lady Saw
Don't Speak – No Doubt
Bye Bye Bye – *NSYNC
Sunrise, Sunset – "Fiddler On The Roof"
Stand By Me – Otis Redding
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Farmhouse – Phish
Stash – Phish
Kiss – Prince
We Are The Champions – Queen
I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly
Ignition (Remix) – R. Kelly
Work – Rihanna, Drake
Umbrella – Rihanna, JAY Z
Diamonds – Rihanna
Stay – Rihanna, Mikky Ekko
(What A) Wonderful World – Sam Cooke
Money On My Mind – Sam Smith
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
I'm Not The Only One – Sam Smith
Like I Can – Sam Smith
Latch - Acoustic – Sam Smith
I Choose You – Sara Bareilles
Kiss From A Rose – Seal
Beautiful Girls – Sean Kingston
Elastic Heart – Sia
Chandelier - Piano Version – Sia
Cheap Thrills – Sia
Two Princes – Spin Doctors
Living For The City – Stevie Wonder
I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Isn't She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Papaoutai – Stromae
Santeria – Sublime
Blank Space – Taylor Swift
The Way You Do The Things You Do – The Temptations
Apologize – Timbaland, OneRepublic
Waterfalls – TLC
Free Fallin' – Tom Petty
Un-Break My Heart – Toni Braxton
54-46 Was My Number – Toots & The Maytals
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Can't Feel My Face – The Weeknd
Afro Blue
Afternoon in Paris
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
Alone Together
Au Privave
Autumn Leaves
Beautiful Love
Besame Mucho
Better Get It In Your Soul
Bewitched, Bothered, And Bewildered
Billie's Bounce
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
Blue in Green
Blue Monk
Blue Train
Body and Soul
Boogie Stop Shuffle
Cantaloupe Island
Days Of Wine And Roses
Dizzy Atmosphere
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Donna Lee
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Fables of Faubus
Fly Me To The Moon
Freddie the Freeloader
Giant Steps
The Girl From Ipanema
Gloria's Step
Green Dolphin Street
Haitian Fight Song
How High The Moon
I Got Rhythm
I Mean You
I Remember Clifford
I Should Care
I'm Getting Sentimental over You
In a Sentimental Mood
It Could Happen to You
It Don't Mean a Thing
Jelly Roll
Joy Spring
Lady Bird
Lonnie's Lament
Lullaby Of Birdland
Mack The Knife
Maiden Voyage
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Moon River
Mr. P.C
My Favorite Things
My Funny Valentine
My Little Suede Shoes
My Romance
Nica's Dream
Night And Day
Night In Tunisia
Night Train
Nostalgia In Times Square
Now's The Time
Passion Dance
Pent-Up House
Pithecanthropus erectus
Prince of Darkness
Pussy Cat Dues
Red Clay
Reincarnation of a Lovebird
Round Midnight
The Saga of Harrison Crabfeathers
Satin Doll
Scrapple from the Apple
So Nice
Softly As In a Morning Sunrise
St. Thomas
Stella By Starlight
Stolen Moments
Straight, No Chaser
Strasbourg / St. Denis
Sweet Georgia Brown
Take Five
Take the A Train
There Is No Greater Love
Well You Needn't
Yardbird Suite