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Talented and sexy Katja Rieckermann is truly is a “Horn Star,” the title of one of her CDs. Born and raised in Luebeck, Germany, Katja moved to Hamberg to study music. Restless and looking for a challenge, she eventually made it to Hollywood, California, the starting point of so many careers. One of Katja’s first high profile performances was with the rock band Scorpions, followed by a guest appearance with the Canadian rock band, Saga. In true Hollywood fashion, Katja was cast as a regular on the hit television series, Allie McBeal and the feature film Star Trek Nemesis. With increased high profile visibility, the entertainment industry quickly took notice of Katja’s musical talent.
In 2001, Katja had the opportunity of a lifetime when she went on the Rod Stewart World tour. This opportunity gave her the ability to prove herself as a soloist, performing with the super star on an international stage. Since then, Katja has been on countless tours, concerts, TV performances, award shows and recordings with stars like Al Green, Carol King, Brooks and Dunn, Rue Paul, Jeff Goldblum, and Branscombe Richmont, to name a few. Katja has performed in front of musicians, VIPs and music fans from all over the world, including the Queen of England!
In 2007, Katja released her self-titled debut CD, titled KATJA. She also established her role as the lead saxophonist in Rod Stewart’s band.
In 2008, another big time musician with the same last name as Rod, hired Katja to record saxophone on his Songbook, Vol. 1: Dave Stewart from the Eurithmics. This occasion was followed by a couple of live performances with his Rock Fabulous Orchestra.
Inspied by her work with big stars, Katja worked on her 2nd CD with Sandi Strmlian, an extremely talented musician, songwriter, producer. Together, they created a new sound that combines pop, jazz, dance and electro house with a sophisticated horn section. The name of the project “Horn Star” is well earned.