Direct from New York
Sharing a love of classic jazz and the great standards of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, the members of the trio tip the hat to the jazz giants and composers that have influenced them - Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner, Art Tatum, Israel Crosby, Ahmad Jamal, Nat King Cole, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter, to name a few. The trio has a sound steeped in tradition, but always remains creative and inventive. They are the ultimate modern day swingin’ unit.
The three artists, known for nimbleness on their respective instruments, pride themselves on clean, graceful, toe-tapping execution. Listening to the trio play is a swingin’ affair of sophisticated, melodic and exciting "edge of your seat" improvisation. The improvisation occurs over songs from a cannon of music known as The Great American Songbook. The result is fiery straight-ahead jazz with melodic elegance, nonchalant grace, and a worthy homage to the American jazz greats.
Konrad Paszkudzki has recorded 7 albums for Venus Records in Japan with his trio. He toured the world for 7 years with the John Pizzarelli trio performing over 1000 concerts in jazz venues, concert halls and theaters. He is currently the Artistic Director of a number of arts organizations across the United States as well as leading a residency with his trio at the prestigious Friars Club in New York.
“He has a pearly touch, a sense of history, a sense of drama, a love of the blues, and an elegance which is borne of high minded dedication" - Wynton Marsalis
“...an ace pianist” - Rex Reed, Observer
“To put it simply, he is Jazz!" - James Morrison
"[He] exhibits the blues foundation of Erroll Garner, the touch of Ahmad Jamal and the fleet fingers of Oscar Peterson (…)” - The Jazz & Blues Florida Magazine
“Konrad Paszkudzki on piano – a genius whiz kid from Perth who enrolled in university to study jazz when he was 15. The fluidity of his playing highlighted one jaw-dropping solo after another.” - The Star Phoenix
“Paszkudzki, who’s from Australia, in particular seems like a real find, soloing frequently with an appealing combination of melodic economy and supple technique.” - All About Jazz
“..a rising-star pianist” - Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes
“Reverence for Oscar Peterson Trio comes shining through" - Phil Schaap
“Great tunes, smart arrangements, and terrific musicianship all in one package. Jazz lives!" - John Pizzarelli