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Tina Raymond

Tina Raymond is a drummer based in Los Angeles, CA. Gary Fukushima writes in LA Weekly, “Musicians love her lithe brush and cymbal work, supported by an iron core of time and groove.” A unique voice in the Los Angeles contemporary improvised music scene, Raymond blends traditional jazz vocabulary with African polyrhythm and classical percussion technique. She performs, adjudicates, and presents workshops world wide at venues, festivals, and conventions; and has shared the stage with many jazz luminaries including Bobby Bradford, Bennie Maupin, Emil Richards, Art Lande, and Vinny Golia. She can be heard on several original albums including Cathlene Pineda’s “A Weeks Time” (Orenda), Jon Armstrong’s “Burnt Hibiscus” (Orenda), The Harold Trio (Edgetone), and will be releasing a trio record with Putter Smith and Art Lande in Spring 2017 entitled “Left Right Left”. Raymond studied classical percussion at the University of Cincinnati with the members of Percussion Group Cincinnati, African ewe music at California Institute of the Arts with Ghanaian chief Alfred Ladzekpo, and jazz drum set with Joe LaBarbera, Jeff Hamilton, and John Von Ohlen. She is currently a full-time professor of music at Los Angeles City College in Hollywood, CA and is endorsed by Sabian, Regal Tip, and Remo.


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