Strassmayer Karolina

Being the first female member of the Grammy Award-winning WDR Big Band Cologne, voted among the Top Five alto saxophonists by the readers of Downbeat Magazine two years in a row, called “one of the most interesting alto saxophonists under forty” (Doug Ramsey), “a player with great emotional depth” (Washington Post), and “exuberant and gritty…instantly engaging” (JAZZIZ), are only a few of Karolina Strassmayer’s accolades.

Her artistic journey has led Karolina from her native Austria to the jazz clubs and concert halls of New York City, around the world several times, and back again to the European stages and recording studios where she now performs.