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Musician & Educator

With a singular voice on the trumpet and flugelhorn, John Raymond is making his mark as one of the most promising, up-and-coming jazz musicians in the world. Dubbed as a Rising Star by Downbeat Magazine, John has performed with artists such as Billy Hart, S. Carey (of Bon Iver), Kurt Rosenwinkel, Orrin Evans, and Cory Wong (of Vulfpeck) among others.

He has released five albums since 2012 - three with his primary band Real Feels (w/Gilad Hekselman & Colin Stranahan) - and each has received critical acclaim from the New York Times, Stereogum, Downbeat, JazzTimes and more. John has also established himself as a sought-after educator, both as the Jazz Trumpet Professor 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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Get a downloadable bio, hi-res images, and recent press coverage links on the Press Page.