ABOUT KATE LUXMOORE
Kate first began to play the Clarinet at the age of 9 and was inspired by her teachers Ken Stobbs and Raymond Carpenter, Principle of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
She went on to study at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and then The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Studying under Peter Weigold and Peter Renshaw, Kate embarked on a course in Performance and Communication Skills, which lead to her involvement in many cross arts collaborations and educational projects.
Her performance experience includes BBC Radio and Television plus internationally renowned organisations such as The Halle Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Birmingham Royal Ballet and The Royal Festival Hall. And she has worked with award winning musicians including Omar Puente, Lekan Babalola, Lucky Ranku, Pritam Singh, Jackie McShee, Anna Ryder and Fairport Convention.
Her interest in Music Education has led to involvement in many creative projects particularly in Birmingham where she lived for 10 years and being appointed tutor at Birmingham Conservatoire and currently The Royal College of Music.
Kate regularly organises workshops encouraging and empowering the next generation of musicians to create, improvise, compose and perform.
Kate collaborates with percussionist and producer Lekan Babalola, Bassist Colin Peters and Drummer Ray Prince on their group the KLLB Band producing the album “Tales of Diaspora”
“a free spirited, jazz infused, collaboration between Lekan Babalola the percussionist and cultural activist and classically trained clarinettist Kate Luxmoore. “KLLB create a sweet juxtaposition of jazz, soul and rhythm.” Straight No Chaser
“Tales of Diaspora” underlines the talents of clarinet supremo and MD Kate Luxmoore alongside Percussionist Lekan Babalola, who shines throughout and brings out the recurring theme of a musical journey across the continents.”
“an inspiring afro-jazz album”
Blues and Soul