May 2018

Thu24May20:30- 22:30KAJA DRAKSLER OCTETLaura Polence & Björk Níelsdóttir voice, Ada Rave & Ab Baars, reeds,George Dumitriu violin & viola, Kaja Draksler piano/composition, Lennart Heyndels double bass, Onno Govaert drums20:30 - 22:30 Bimhuis Entry: €18 / €15 (CJP/Stadspas/Student)

Event Details

Eight international musicians from Amsterdam come together in the group of pianist Kaja Draksler, who alternates songs and improvisations with compositions inspired by modern classical music.

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.

Improvisation plays an important role in the work of Kaja Draksler, who made name in a relatively short time with an extremely varied oeuvre. She released seven albums as a band leader/composer, alongside her solo album The Lives of Many Others. From a review in Downbeat: ‘The young Slovenian pianist Kaja Draksler shows off a wealth of sturdy ideas on this stunning solo recording.’

Time

Thursday 24 May @ 20:30 - Thursday 24 May @ 22:30

Venue

Bimhuis

Piet Heinkade 3

Entry

€18 / €15 (CJP/Stadspas/Student)

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