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John Raymond is making a name for himself as one of the most promising, genre-bending musicians in jazz today. With a singular voice as a trumpeter, flugelhornist and composer, Raymond is “steering jazz in the right direction” (Downbeat Magazine) by pushing it's boundaries, seamlessly incorporating indie-rock, folk and electronic influences into his music. As Something Else reviews stated, “This is jazz, yes, but jazz with an open mind’.

Raymond has performed with artists such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, S. Carey (of Bon Iver), Orrin Evans (of The Bad Plus), and Cory Wong (of Vulfpeck) among others. He has released six albums since 2012 - four with his primary band Real Feels (w/Gilad Hekselman & Colin Stranahan), each receiving praise from Stereogum, the New York Times, Downbeat, JazzTimes and more. John has also established himself as a sought-after educator, both as Professor of Jazz Trumpet at Indiana University and as a guest clinician and soloist at schools around the world.


Raymond is
Steering jazz in the Right direction.
Downbeat Magazine

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New York Times

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Read John’s Recent Articles

"Discovering A Voice That's All Your Own" - Downbeat Magazine Brass Issue (Apr 2018)
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“Developing the Entrepreneurial Mind: Teaching Students How To 'Bloom Where They’re Planted” - Jazz Education Network JazzED Magazine (Fall 2015)
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