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INTRODUCING KATE

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Kate Hogg has enjoyed and played music from an early age, starting on piano, then studying flute at school and as a teenager performing in jazz bands around Birmingham, where she practised improvising on the saxophone.

She studied Visual Arts and Music in Nottingham and performed in funk and world music groups.  After travelling to Southern India to explore Karnatic flute playing, she composed and performed her own music as part of her degree.

Following a concert by the master bansuri player, Hariprasad Chaurasia from North India, she travelled to Holland to study at the Rotterdam Conservatorium, where he was teaching.

Kate followed a combined course in Jazz, World and North Indian classical music and performed around Holland, most notably at the North Sea Jazz Festival.

 

Since returning to the UK, she qualified to teach Music in schools and taught as a peripatetic woodwind teacher for many years.

 

Kate has also taught jazz improvisation to mixed instrument groups at the Brighton Jazz School.

After receiving a Developing Your Creative Practice grant from Arts Council England in 2021. Kate has been working with pianist Mark Edwards on creating improvised and arranged music with the Bansuri.

 

Kate Hogg studied with the great Bansuri master Hariprasad Chaurasia in Holland at Rotterdam Conservatory of Music and continues to work with senior disciples, Debopriya Chatterjee to in- crease her understanding of the traditional genre. She also performs in jazz and world music en- sembles on the south coast of England.

Kate also works as a recording artist, on pieces for film and television and on recordings for musicians. She has been recorded as an improvising soloist with Lewis Harding’s ‘Palm Thievery’, Hilary Burt's band 'Blue Calluna!, and Terry Pack's ensemble 'Trees'.
She currently performs as a soloist, with her own quartet and with latin ensemble ‘Zone Tumbao.’

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