Kaja is a exceptional talent, presenting both remarkable classical composition as well as energetic and risky improvisation. Highly respected in the Amsterdam jazz and improvised music scene, she released her solo album The Lives Of Many Others in 2013, on the renowned label Clean Feed. Draksler studied jazz piano in Ljubljana and Groningen and in 2009 won the prestigious Deloitte Jazz Award. In New York she studied privately with great musical innovators, Vijay Iyer and Jason Moran. In 2013, she finished classical composition Masters studies at The Conservatory of Amsterdam. Kaja Draksler's current projects include Solo, several Duets; with Onno Govaert (Feecho), Matiss Čudars, Susana Santos Silva, and Trio BadBooshBand. Apart from writing for her own ensembles, Draksler has been commissioned to write for Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Metropole Orchestra, EMJO, Big Band RTV Slovenia, Italian Instabile Orchestra, amongst others.
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