is a polish saxophonist living in Vienna.
After studying a classical saxophone in Krakow, he moved to Graz, Austria in the year 2000 to study at the Institute for Jazz of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (Dr. Karl- Böhm Scholarship 2002) and from 2003 at the University of Music in Vienna . Since then he has been working intensively on mainly improvised music and sound research.
He plays with numerous Austrian and international musicians of the jazz and improvised music scene, also works as a session musician with artists from hip-hop and singer-songwriter circles.
As a leader, he has recorded albums with the trio 'Public Exposure' (Martin Burk (D) and Alex Yannilos (AT) and a series of piano duets with Sylvia Bruckner (AT) that can be heard on digital platforms.
“Reeds and keys by Chris Kasprzyk is bright and luminous.(…)It forms solid, charming and driving melody. Improviser is showing his virtuosity and expressive playing technique. That’s why his improvisations are so dynamic and moving. Independent and dynamic melodies are filled with trembles, sparkles, glimpsing riffs, aggressive and sharp blow outs, moving solos, hypnotising sequences, special effects and weird tunes. Kasprzyk is always balancing between avant-garde, cool and progressive jazz.” writes avantscena.com
With the Piotr Damasiewicz Viennese Connections, he returns to the always close to his heart sound of jazz of the 60s and 70s, where the composed and conjointly improvised parts have equal importance, and the act of momentary creating and communicating between musicians and audience, the faint, transitory aspect of music is in the main focus.