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.
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Czajka & Puchacz’s debut album BIVALIŠČA is available for preorder, out on July 1st!
I started an INTERVIEW BLOG page, asking my friends- musicians, dancers and artists- about the future of music and their relationship with the concept of innovation. While the sitting at home lasts, I am planning to post an interview per week.
A recent interview for Centralala (in Slovenian). From Polish quarantene.
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.
An interview with Tomaž Grom for Centralala.
Czajka & Puchacz at Club Primi, January 2020.
A solo concert recorded by Intertonale, a super nice workshop in Austria where I taught past summer.
Ingebrigt Haken Flaten's "Exit KNARR", which was supposed to premiere at Vossa Jazz past March, got its birth online, you can see a video here.
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 email@example.com. Thank you!
|Jul 11||Czajka & Puchacz + Gianluca Elia at Koncertkirken Jazz Festival||Koncertkirken
Blågårds Pl. 6A, 2200 København N, Denmark
“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.”