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, for which I am writing music on the poetry of Robert Frost.
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|May 24, 20:30||Kaja Draksler Octet at Bimhuis||Bimhuis
Piet Heinkade 3, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands
|May 26,||Hearth at Nattjazz, Bergen||Nattjazz
Georgernes Verft 12, 5011 Bergen, Norway
|May 31, 20:00||Hearth at Lupino||Gästrikegatan 13
116 32 Stockholm
|Jun 6, 21:00||With Terrie Ex at Instants Chavirés, Paris||Instants Chavirés
7 Rue Richard Lenoir, 93100 Montreuil, France
|Jun 7, 21:00||With Terrie Ex at Cafe Oto||Cafe OTO
The Print House, 18-22 Ashwin St, London E8 3DL, UK
|Jun 8,||With Terrie Ex at “Herr Seele Presents”, Oostende||Ostend
8400 Ostend, Belgium
|Jun 9,||with Terrie Ex at Oude Kerk Charlois, Rotterdam||Oude Kerk Charlois
Charloisse Kerksingel 35, 3082 DA Rotterdam, Netherlands
|Jun 14, 17:10||Doek Festival!||Amsterdam
|Jul 6,||With Susana Santos Silva at Konsberg Jazz Festival||Kongsberg Jazzfestival
Kirketorget 2, 3616 Kongsberg, Norway
|Jul 13,||Kaja Draksler Octet at North Sea Jazz Festival||Ahoy Rotterdam
Ahoyweg 10, 3084 BA Rotterdam, Netherlands