“ a player with a big English sound” - Telegraph “Timeless and intriguing blend of English Folk music and African grooves” - Audience member, The Vortex Jazz Club.
Clarinettist Kate Luxmoore, trained at The Royal Northern College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has performed at Festivals and venues worldwide with Pianist Ian Buckle and artists such as Fairport Convention, Jackie McShee, Vayu Naidu, The Shysters, Open Theatre Company, Talking Birds, Lucky Ranku, Pritam Singh, Lekan Babalola and Salamander Tandem Dance Company, as well as recordings for BBC Radio 3 and 4 with composer John Nicholls. She has a passion for community and participatory work and has led educational projects for many UK Orchestras such as The Halle, CBSO, Britten Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic and organisations such as The Southbank Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome and other Theatres and Dance Companies. Kate has taught courses at Birmingham Conservatoire and for 7 years at The Royal College of Music in music workshop skills. She has also undertaken research trips to Cuba, Ghana, USA and Nigeria.
Kate composes for her own ensemble The Kate Luxmoore Group, producing her first album The Grove in 2008 and recently recording an EP in New Orleans with Jazz Drummer Herlin Riley and an EP with Birmingham Art Ensemble featuring Drummer Toby Allen, both of which are a re-working of English folk songs collected in Somerset in the 1900’s.
Kate musically directs The Sacred Funk Project and Yoruba Sonnets with percussionist Lekan Babalola.
“do your ears and soul a favour and go and listen to The Kate Luxmoore Group!” - Audience member, Purcell Room.