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 released six albums as a leader since 2012 - four with his band Real Feels - each having received praise from Stereogum, the New York Times, Downbeat, JazzTimes and more. He is also a part of the Captain Black Big Band, led by pianist Orrin Evans, of which he played, composed and arranged on the group’s 2019 Grammy-nominated album “Presence.” In addition, John has also established himself as a sought-after educator, both as the Professor of Jazz Trumpet at Indiana University and as a guest clinician and soloist at schools around the world.
Steering jazz in the Right direction.
New York Times
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