I was born in a small village in Slovenia and grew up in the countryside. My father was a train driver, my mother is an accountant. I have a younger brother who became an engineer.
At the age of 18 I moved to The Netherlands for music, the idea won over my plans to study Latin and old Greek. A few years later, I was immersed into the rich world of Amsterdam’s improvised music scene, which complemented my studies of classical composition in a great way. After 13 years in Holland, I now live between Copenhagen, Denmark, and Trboje, Slovenia, with regular visits to Amsterdam and Berlin.
Welcome to my website.
for bio and cv please scroll down
In April we release Czajka & Puchacz’s debut album on the Slovenian label Klopotec.
No need to mention that bunch of my concerts in the near future are being canceled due to coronavirus... I am keeping the Agenda updated.
We started a house concert series in Copenhagen: Under Bakken Series. The first edition happened on the past Valentine’s Day. If you want to know more, write me at email@example.com
Here is recent interview with Tomaž Grom for Centralala.
And another short interview/solo concert video produced by Intertonale, a super nice workshop in Austria where I taught past summer.
Several concert-goers have asked me about a possibility to follow my activities. Since I am not using the social media, I decided to start a newsletter. If you would like to receive it, simply send an email entitled "Newsletter" to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
|KNARR residency at Vossa Jazz - CANCELED||Vossevangen
|Apr 10||KD octet plays love songs-CANCELLED||De Ruimte
Distelweg 83, 1031 HD Amsterdam, Netherlands
|Apr 11||KD Octet at Stadtgarten- CANCELED||Stadtgarten
Venloer Str. 40, 50672 Köln, Germany
|Apr 13||Punkt.Vrt.Plastik at Stage Club-CANCELLED||Stage Club
Stresemannstrasse, Hamburg, Germany
|Apr 14||Punkt.Vrt.Plastik at Moods- CANCELED||Moods
Schiffbauplatz, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
|Apr 15||Punkt.Vrt.Plastik at Victoria Nasjonaal Jazz Scene||National Jazz Scene
Karl Johans gate 35, 0162 Oslo, Norway
|Apr 16||Punkt.Vrt.Plastik at DOKKhuset- CANCELED||Dokkhuset Scene
Dokkparken 4, 7042 Trondheim, Norway
|Apr 17||Punkt.Vrt.Plastik at the Bimhuis- CANCELLED||Bimhuis
Piet Heinkade 3, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands
|Residency: Czajka & Puchacz feat. Szpak at Belfast Sonic Lab- CANCELED||Queen's University Belfast
University Rd, Belfast BT7 1NN, UK
|Apr 25||Czajka & Puchacz at Surge in Spring Festival- CANCELED||Birmingham
|Jun 9||Czajka & Puchacz at Dragon Club||Klub Dragon
Zamkowa 3, 61-768 Poznań, Poland
|Jun 11||Czajka & Puchacz at KM28||KM28
Karl-Marx-Straße 28, 12043 Berlin, Germany
|Jun 12||with Andy Moor at Au Topsi||Isotop
Pohlstraße 64, 10785 Berlin, Germany
|Jun 18||Czajka & Puchacz at Aquarium||Klubokawiarnia Aquarium
3 Maja 11A, 43-300 Bielsko-Biała, Poland
|Jun 19||Czajka & Puchacz at Ciągoty i Tęsknoty||Ciągoty i Tęsknoty
Wojska Polskiego 144A, 91-711 Łódź, Poland
“The young Slovenian pianist Kaja Draksler shows off a wealth of sturdy ideas and nonchalant technique on this stunning solo recording.”
“/.../ the young Slovenian pianist Kaja Draksler pulls together information from a century of experimental music and jazz. She also makes rhythm a priority, and reminds you subtly that she knows what she’s doing. /.../ It’s hard, or maybe impossible, to predict where she’s going to take you. That’s not so common from a young musician.”
New York Times
“Draksler brings austerity, subtlety and poignancy with her fluid piano playing and rings through in bright, rich textures.”