Konrad Paszkudski Trio with Pasqule Grasso and Dylan Shamat To Perform Classic American Songbook

Konrad Paszkudski Trio with Pasqule Grasso and Dylan Shamat
Presented by JazzBuffalo Saturday, March 12th at 7:30 pm
Special Program: Tunes from the Great American Songbook

After studying jazz piano in his native Australia, Konrad moved to the U.S. and toured extensively with jazz greats such as trumpeter James Morrison and the John Pizzarelli Quartet, leading more than 1,000 performances in just four years. In 2017 he became artistic director of the legendary Ballroom on the West Coast and founded his own trio. Their focus is on standards — tunes collectively known as the American Songbook. Direct, simple, yet intriguing, they improvise solo narratives with a toe-tapping nonchalant grace.

The trio also features 2021 Downbeat Rising Star jazz guitarist Pasquale Grasso and bassist DylanShamat.


It was the kind of endorsement most rising guitarists could only dream of—in his interview for Vintage Guitar magazine in 2016, Pat Metheny was asked to name some younger musicians who’d impressed him. “The best guitar player I’ve heard in maybe my entire life is floating around now, Pasquale Grasso,” said the jazz-guitar icon and NEA Jazz Master. “This guy is something so amazingly musical and so difficult… He has somehow captured the essence of that language from piano onto guitar in a way that almost nobody has ever addressed. He’s the most significant new guy I’ve heard in many, many years.”


Dylan Shamat is a bassist, composer, and educator based in New York City, where he studied at the Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School. He performs regularly with Lea DeLaria, Allan Harris, Tony Desare, Cyrille Aimee, the Konrad Paszkudzki trio, and countless others.  He can be heard on the Cyrille Aimee album ‘Live’ (2018) as well as several recordings by the Konrad Paszkudzki Trio on the Venus record label. Since 2016, Dylan has performed pops concerts with many major North American orchestras, including the Houston Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra. He has worked with current jazz legends including Peter Bernstein, Terrell Stafford, Dick Oats, and Janis Siegel. 

Tickets Only $20 and No Ticket Fee. 
(Please note: if tickets are still available at the door, entrance is $30 cash only.  Get tickets now!)

Don’t miss this opportunity to see the next generation of jazz stars!

March 12, 2022
7:30 PM
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
Cinema Room
341 Delaware Avenue 
Buffalo, NY

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JazzBuffalo, once again partners with Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, to present a very special concert in the intimate Cinema Auditorium.  Please Note:  Hallwalls is proudly known for its programming of “avant-garde” jazz throughout the world.  This is not, however, such a concert.  The trio will perform music from the American Songbook and honor the original intent of the likes of Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, etc.

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