An improvising artist 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.
Macari combines a vibrant performance/artistic schedule with a full programme of industry work.
Current artistic work - Family Band (chordless quartet), We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order To Live (solo trumpet & spoken word) and Seeing Sound (Duo with Raymond MacDonald exploring graphic scores)
Current Industry Work - Programmer at the Vortex Jazz Club, Chair of Jazz from Scotland, Board member of Jazz Promotion Network & various freelance engagements including speaker/panellist on topics including diversity within the arts, gender politics, talent development and national identity.
“Thoughtful trumpeting” - Brian Priestley, Jazzwise
“Kim Macari was a revelation on trumpet” - JazzUK
“…as a musician, conductor, arranger and as a person, Kim is an absolute treasure” - Martin Powell, JATP
“Kim is one of the young players who will promote jazz and push it to its limit. Her energy is boundless” - Duncan Lamont
“powerhouse trumpeter” - Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here
“ the ebullient Kim Macari” - Andy Robson, Jazzwise