Kim Macari is a trumpeter, bandleader and educator. She leads the quartet Family Band (an Ambassador ensemble for Jazz North’s Northern Line scheme), and is the founder of the Apollo Jazz Network. Through Apollo Jazz Network, Macari devised the Orpheus Project, an initiative supported by Arts Council England to connect international artists with UK musicians and to create performance opportunities. She is also driving Making The Changes, an educational initiative offered to youth jazz orchestras across north England to support young women studying jazz at Higher Education level.