Krzysztof Pabian hails from his native Poland as a classically-trained bassist. Since coming to United States he has mastered his instrumental facility and musical sensibility with the best teachers and players including Chicago Symphony’s Joe Guastafeste, Steven Lester and Michael Hovnanian, and jazz greats such as Larry Grey, what is dramatically illuminated in the technical and improvisational arena of his playing.
While studying at Roosevelt University and later at renewed Northwestern University, where he graduated with two Masters degrees in classical and jazz music, he participated in several major music festivals such as Spoleto USA and Spoleto Italy, where he performed and recorded for various musical groups. He has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and for several years was a member of Chicago Civic Orchestra and an array of new music ensembles working with such conductors as Pierre Boulez, Daniel Barenboim, Christofer Eshenbach, Lawrence Foster, Zubin Mehta, George Solti, Robert Spano, Christopher Wilkins, Pinchas Zukerman.
While at Northwestern he had a chance to study and play with visiting artists such as Max Roach, Danilo Perez, Peter Erskine, Judy Roberts, Ron Blake and Lincoln Center Jazz Sextet. He also shared the stage in various groups and settings with artists such as Eddie Henderson, Hamid Drake, Mars Williams, Jeb Bishop, Michael Zerang, KT Sullivan, Jon Weber, Mark Walker, Dan Phillips, Ernie Adams, Howard Levy, Rusty Jones, Jarek Smietana, Adam Czerwinski and Tim Mulvenna among others. He was also a member of groups such as Wood to Water, A Cor Do Brasil, Dan Phillips Trio, 2Day and The Given. He also performs with his own jazz group Krzysztof Pabian Acoustic TRIO which combine multi-cultural influences merging european lyricism, Brazilian rhythms and all-American improvisational techniques.
Krzysztof also produces, mixes and writes for other artists out of his recording studio Oknomedia Studio in Homer Glen, IL.