Studio Website Edit (Gresham).jpg




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.


Raymond is
Steering jazz in the Right direction.
Downbeat Magazine

2019 Closeup.jpg

young Trumpet
New York Times

2019 Main crop.jpg

Read John’s Recent Articles

"Discovering A Voice That's All Your Own" - Downbeat Magazine Brass Issue (Apr 2018)
Download PDF

“Developing the Entrepreneurial Mind: Teaching Students How To 'Bloom Where They’re Planted” - Jazz Education Network JazzED Magazine (Fall 2015)
Download PDF



Get a downloadable bio, hi-res images, and recent press coverage links on the Press Page.