The Kaja Draksler Octet is a colorful group featuring very diverse musicians from different countries, with Amsterdam as their home base. The music of pianist Kaja Draksler varies from simple songs to intricate compositions with refined textures inspired by modern classical music. Greek artist Andriana Minou wrote various lyrics especially for this group.
Kaja Draksler received the Paul Acket Award 2018, a yearly award granted to a musician deserving wider recognition for his/her exceptional musical talent by North Sea Jazz .
„Kaja Draksler Octet“
Laura Polence, Björk Níelsdóttir: voice,
Ada Rave, Ab Baars: reeds,
George Dumitriu: violin/viola,
Kaja Draksler: piano/composition,
Lennart Heyndels: double bass,
Onno Govaert: drums