Opens Feb 25, 2018
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Versatile singer, trumpeter, and bandleader Chris Norton was influenced by the hypnotic jazz stylings of Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis. As Chris developed his craft, he found his voice — literally. The instrumentalist evolved into a talented vocalist as well. He has performed at NY Fashion Week as well as for Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, headlined the 2016 Cannes Film Festival Party, galas for the Whitney Museum and amFAR, corporate events for Omega, Montblanc, Campari, and the NFL, giving each audience his expert interpretation of jazz standards.
Chris Norton is backed by the Konrad Paszkudzki Trio, whose aesthetic can be summed up in three words: mood, sizzle, and swing. 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.