Chris Norton meets the Konrad Paszkudzki Trio

Jazz at the Ballroom presents

Chris Norton meets the Konrad Paszkudzki Trio

Tue · February 20, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Tickets from $20!

The full dinner menu is available for purchase as soon as doors open. Your ticket purchase is the only reservation you need. A minimum of two items ($20.00) is required per person. $10 ticket INCREASE on day of show. Valet parking available with validation for $5. There is metered street parking as well but be sure to read the signs. Parking is NOT permitted on Woodbridge St. after 9pm nightly.

Chris Norton
When Chris Norton takes the stage, his natural charisma is immediately apparent to the audience. Even before putting his lips to the horn or stepping up to the microphone to sing, he already knows how to win over a crowd, and he does it every time.

Norton has been playing the trumpet for 27 years, and has been a professional performer for 17. For most of his life, he has meticulously honed his craft, performing with some of the best entertainers in the industry. He has performed at over 700 corporate and private events, cocktail parties, weddings and countless shows at nightclubs and dance halls. He has performed at many great venues in the New York City area, including the Ritz Carlton, the Pierre, the W, Per Se, St. Regis, Waldorf Astoria, The Standard.

His repertoire draws from the greatest musical achievements of the twentieth century. His diverse influences include Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Nat king Cole Miles Davis, Nat King Cole, Otis Redding, Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Van Morrison, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, James Taylor, the Beatles, the Temptations, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KC and the Sunshine Band, Billy Joel, Wild Cherry, Sam and Dave, Tom Petty, and many, many more.
Konrad Paszkudzki Trio
Konrad Paszkudzki Trio
Established in Miami, on life support in L.A., then finally burnished in New York City, the Konrad Paszkudzki Trio's aesthetic can be summed up in three words: mood, sizzle and swing. Their sound is classic yet timeless in its mode of expression, captivating ardent lovers of the jazz idiom and Tin Pan Alley tradition alike.

The focus is on standards - tunes collectively known as The Great American Song Book. Without imposing trite gimmicks or relying on overt displays of flash and technical wizardry, the trio stays true to the original musical and lyrical content of the material, with an emphasis on melodic elegance and swinging verve. The influence of Nelson Riddle, Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner and Ahmad Jamal can be felt and heard, but is never blatantly mimicked.

Direct, simple, yet intriguing, they improvise solo narratives with toe-tapping nonchalant grace. There is something humble in this approach, but the attitude with which the music is delivered is one of confident passion. The message it carries comes across in pristine fashion—the Konrad Paszkudzki Trio leads the way in today’s world of swinging, sophisticated jazz.
Venue Information:
Upstairs At Vitello's
4349 Tujunga Ave
Studio City, CA, 91604