kaja draksler

pianist composer

Kaja Draksler Photo by Sara Anke

I was born in a small village in Slovenia and grew up in the countryside. My father is 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.

I spend my days with the piano, practicing and composing music, reading books, visiting friends, sitting at the airports and in the trains, and performing; mainly in Europe. I love the human voice, therefore I’ve always had singers in the groups I led. At the moment my main project is my octet, with which we are playing a new repertoire of music on the poetry of Robert Frost.

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Oct 17, Hearth at Jazz & the City Salzburg
Oct 18, Hearth + TJO at Jazz & the City Salzburg
Oct 19, Czajka & Puchacz at Night of Surprises Stadtgarten
Venloer Str. 40, 50672 Köln, Germany
Oct 21, Fish Scale Sunrise in Leer Leer
26789 Leer, Germany
Oct 22, Fish Scale Sunrise in Bonn Bonn
Oct 23, Fish Scale Sunrise in Cologne Cologne
Oct 24, Fish Scale Sunrise in Hofheim Hofheim
65719 Hofheim, Germany
Oct 25, Fish Scale Sunrise in Munchen Munich
Oct 26, Fish Scale Sunrise in Ulrichsberg Ulrichsberg
4161 Ulrichsberg, Austria
Oct 28, Draksler/Santos Silva at Frankfurt Jazz Festival Frankfurt
Nov 3, Kaja Draksler Octet at Tampere Jazz Happening Tampere
Nov 8, Kaja Draksler/Terrie Ex at Le Guess Who Festival TivoliVredenburg
Vredenburgkade 11, 3511 WC Utrecht, Netherlands
Nov 9, Punkt.Vrt.Plastik at Wels Unlimited Wels
Nov 15, Kaja Draksler Octet at Krakow Jazz Autumn Kraków
Nov 20, Punkt.Vrt.Plastik at Bunker Ulmenwall Bunker Ulmenwall e.V.
Kreuzstraße 3, 33602 Bielefeld, Germany
Nov 21, Punkt.Vrt.Plastik at De Singer Rijkevorsel
2310 Rijkevorsel, Belgium
Nov 22, Punkt.Vrt.Plastik at Schorndorf Schorndorf
Nov 23, Punkt.Vrt.Plastik at Taktlos Zürich
Nov 24, Punkt.Vrt.Plastik at Domicil domicil
Hansastraße 7-11, 44137 Dortmund, Germany
Nov 30, Kaja Draksler Solo at Bridport Arts Centre Bridport Arts Centre
9 South St, Bridport DT6 3NR, UK
Dec 1, Czajka & Puchacz St Augustins Kirke Sankt Augustins Kirke
Jagtvej 183D, 2100 København, Denmark
Dec 7, Czajka & Puchacz at Tivoli Vredenburg TivoliVredenburg
Vredenburgkade 11, 3511 WC Utrecht, Netherlands

interdisciplinary collaborations:

Solid Surface-Vodnjak I/O Suture Soven Festival