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Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: November 19, 1985

John Raymond—New-York based trumpeter, composer, horn arranger, and educator—is an up-and-coming artist that is well on his way to becoming a major force in the music industry.

A finalist in the 2009 National Trumpet Competition, John has performed as a leader and sideman at many of the nation’s top venues including Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (New York, NY), the Dakota Jazz Club (Minneapolis, MN), the Jazz Showcase (Chicago, IL) & the Iridium Jazz Club (New York, NY). He has performed with notable jazz musicians such as Maria Schneider, Chris Potter, John Abercrombie and Lewis Nash. In addition to performing throughout the United States, John has also toured internationally to the Dominican Republic, China, the United Kingdom & Ireland. John has also distinguished himself as an elite horn arranger, evidenced by the three Grammy-nominated songs that he has arranged and recorded horns for (by R&B artists Ann Nesby & Calvin Richardson, respectively)....
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“A dynamic and soulful musician, both as a trumpet player and a composer. John Raymond uses his knowledge of the jazz tradition to forge a style that honors the masters of our music as well as being creative, unpredictable and compelling. John has a unique voice, and he is definitely saying something that is worth listening to.” —Jon Faddis, World- Renown Trumpeter & Educator

“John is among the more expressive and inventive of the young cats on the scene now.” —Scott Wendholt, Trumpeter with Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

“An impressive debut recording with great writing and playing…John is a very talented trumpet player and composer with a great future ahead of him.” —Jon Gordon

“John’s music has grown layers, his book increasingly diverse…spending a night with the John Raymond Project isn’t just about musical talent, of which there is plenty...

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Primary InstrumentTrumpet

LocationBrooklyn, NY

Willing to teachBeginners

Credentials/BackgroundB.M. Trumpet Performance - UW-Eau Claire M.M. Jazz Studies - SUNY Purchase College Currently teaching trumpet students as well as a beginner's trumpet class at the United Nations International School. Also teaching various master classes and clinics around the country for trumpet students, jazz students (small group, big band and improvisation), as well as composition students.


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