“Strassmayer’s work shows why she is one of the most interesting alto saxophonists of her generation.”

 Doug Ramsey — Rifftides

“Strassmayer’s exuberant and gritty alto bursts forth like a geyser. Her sound is mature and she’s distinctive as both a player and a composer. She builds compositions around intricate themes that are instantly engaging and memorable.”

Hrayr Attarian — Jazz Times

“Strassmayer solos with remarkable fluency and conviction.”

Bill Milkowski — Jazztimes

 “…a powerful player with creative ideas who constantly pushes herself.”

Washington Post

“…great depth of emotion as well as excellent technique.”

New York Times

“ Karolina was on the attack from the first note and would have set the male jazz greats of the 1950s and 1960s back on their heels.”

The Washington Times

“Karolina demonstrated why Phil Woods joked he would break her fingers.”

Dan Morgenstern — Jazz Times

“…not only a fantastic player on alto, soprano and flute but an exceptional composer with depth and flair.”

Judith Schlesinger — All Music Guide

“Karolina would frighten timid men with her wildly swinging solos.”

Jazz Now

“Her alto sound is vibrant and deep, her command of the instrument and her jazz vocabulary utterly developed. This lady kicks butt!”

Jazz Improv Magazine

“…brilliantly inventive, almost explosive soloing.”

Crescendo Magazine

“Karolina exudes high energy and intensity in her music. She can really swing and swing hard!”

Jazz Connection Magazine