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
Willing to teach
B.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.