KAJA DRAKSLER ACROPOLIS QUARTET
- George Dumitriu (guitar)
- Goran Krmac (tuba)
- Kaja Draksler (piano)
- Kristijan Krajnčan (drums)
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The quartet began to work in Holland in 2005. The group (Kaja Draksler on the piano, George Dumitriu on the guitar, Goran Krmac on the tuba and Kristijan Krajncan on the drums) debuted on the Big competition for the best arrangement of Prins Claus Conservatory in december 2005 and won the second prize. In 2007, the quartet began to work intesively on a program that was recorded and released in Slovenia (with two Slovenian guest musicians, Jure Pukl and Robert Jukic) in 2008 entitled Akropola. Project Acropola was presented on several festivals in Slovenia: 49. Jazz festival Ljubljana, festival Lent, festival Keltika, Cerkno and festival Jazzinty.
The repertuar consisted of entirely original music by Kaja Draksler (except one tune written by the drummer Kristijan). The music they play is not stylisticly restricted; one can find jazz, drum'n'bass, classical, folk grooves, blues,... probably most important and also interesting part of their music is the improvisation.
Recently they're working on two projects. One of them is continuing the original writing by all four members, exploring new possibilities for the set up, and the other project features a great Turkish singer Sanem Kalfa. For the later one they're working on turkish traditional music material, making arrangements in the style of the quartet. They're planning to record a CD with both programs in following spring and release it in summer 2009.