Kim Macari and John Pope @Inkwell Sun 1 Dec 1.30pm

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live” is the project of trumpeter Kim Macari.

Centred around the power of storytelling to deliver great truths, to entertain and to take people on a journey, music & spoken word in the great tradition of Celtic storytellers. Kim (trumpet and spoken word) is joined by the endlessly inventive John Pope (bass/electronics)

Kim is one of the young players who will promote jazz and push it to its limit. Her energy is boundless.” – Duncan Lamont

Kim Macari is a musician and composer immersed in the jazz and improvised music scene. Whether as a performer, teacher or a producer, her passion lies in the strength of improvised music as a means of expression and a form of empowerment and freedom.

Announced as one of 8 recipients of the Take Five initiative run by Serious for 2017, she is recognised for her work both as a performer and as an industry professional. She is currently Chair of Jazz from Scotland, on the teaching faculty of the National Youth Jazz Collective and a core team member of the Jazz100 project.

She is a member of many bands including Family Band “one of the best modern jazz groups performing at the moment” (Bebop Spoken Here) and perform regularly across the country. The improvising Deep Tide Quartet also featuring Laura Cole, Martin Archer and Walt Shaw

John Pope (bass/electronics) an improviser and composer based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Balancing a career as a session musician with an expansive creative practice, John funnels a lifelong engagement with jazz, funk, rock music, pop-culture and mysticism through the cracked vessel of the free improviser. He’s been to us at Leeds before with the band Archipelago.

Sun afternoon 01 Dec 1.30pm Kim Macari and John Pope @Inkwell 31 Potternewton Lane Leeds LS7 3LW Tickets £9/7 www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds

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