Nielsen Concert Series: Konrad Paszkudzki Trio

October 20, 2023


The Konrad Paszkudzki Trio will perform at Grand View on Monday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Robert M. Speed Lyceum. The trio consists of Konrad Paszkudzki, piano, Pasquale Grasso, guitar and Dylan Shamat, bass.

Sharing a love of classic jazz and the great standards, all members of the trio tip the hat to those that have influenced them—Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner, Art Tatum, Charlie Parker, Israel Crosby, Ahmad Jamal, and Joe Pass, 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, also known for their nimbleness on their respective instruments, pride themselves on clean, graceful, toe-tapping execution. Listening to the trio play is a swingin’ party of sophisticated, melodic warfare, with Konrad Paszkudzki and Pasquale Grasso constantly bouncing lines back and forth over the immovable bass lines of Dylan Shamat. The result is fiery straight-ahead jazz with melodic elegance and nonchalant grace and a worthy homage to the jazz greats.Hear samples of their playing at


$10 adults, $5 students w/ID
Free to Grand View students, staff, and faculty

The Nielsen Concert Series, founded by Grand View University in 1981 to honor past-president Ernest Nielsen and his wife, Frances, is dedicated to enriching cultural life in the Des Moines area by presenting the finest in chamber music and solo recitals.