Kasper Rietkerk (1995) is an alto saxophonist, soprano saxophonist, tenor saxophonist and flutist who started playing saxophone at the age of seven. Influenced by Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Garret and Paul Desmond, he’s now finding his own sound. In 2017 he started his own band: Das Sound Kollektiv. With this band he plays contemporary music rooted in jazz, hiphop and r&b.
In Das Sound Kollekiv released their first EP called BORK followed by an album Canine Canvas, and toured in the Netherlands and Germany. With Das Sound Kollektiv, Kasper worked with Ruben Hein, Ntjam Rosie, Pearl Jozefzoon, Rico and ReaZun among others.
Rietkerk is involved in other projects such as the Medan Trio, where he writes and performs jazz music accompanied by visual art. From 2019 till 2021, he played lead alto in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra from the Netherlands, which was led by Ruben Hein.
Kasper is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In the UK he did projects with John Caroll Kirby, Eddie Chacon, Jean Toussaint and Jason Yard.