Biography

Voted “Top Five Alto Saxophonist” in the 2004 Downbeat Readers' Poll, Karolina has obtained critical acclaim for her phenomenal musicianship since arriving in New York City from her native Austria. The first female member of the renowned WDR (West German Radio) Big Band based in Cologne, Karolina has been commuting between the USA and Germany, quickly becoming a force on the international jazz scene.

With the WDR Big Band, she has had the opportunity to perform with guest artists such as McCoy Tyner, Joe Zawinul, Joe Lovano, Toots Thielemans, Take 6, Mike Abene, Dick Oatts, Bireli Lagrene, Adam Nussbaum, Randy Brecker and Vince Mendoza. Karolina has been a vital soloist of the Diva Jazz Orchestra and the Five Play Jazz Quintet. While with Diva, she performed with Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, Diane Schuur and Slide Hampton.

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Karolina plays on

PMXA - 67R