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John Raymond

Assistant Professor of Music (Jazz Studies–Trumpet)

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Music Addition, MA102


John Raymond is assistant professor of music in jazz studies–trumpet at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Recently voted a Rising Star Trumpeter in DownBeat magazine’s Critics Poll, Raymond has been making a name for himself as one of the most promising up-and-coming jazz musicians in New York City. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, he has performed with some of the most well-respected names in jazz, including Billy Hart, Orrin Evans, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ethan Iverson, and Linda Oh, among others. Raymond has released four albums since 2012, all of which have garnered critical acclaim from The New York Times, DownBeat magazine, JazzTimes, and others. He has been a featured artist at the Festival of New Trumpet Music and New York City’s Winter Jazz Fest, was interviewed by The Gospel Coalition and WBGO’s The Checkout program, and received the 2015 ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award.

Raymond has also established himself as a sought-after educator in New York and beyond. He currently teaches at the United Nations International School in New York City and is a guest clinician and soloist at schools around the country, including the University of North Texas, Oberlin College, Brubeck Institute, New Trier High School, and Lawrence University, among others. He has presented at the Jazz Education Network national conference, and his two-part article “Developing the Entrepreneurial Mind: Teaching Students How to Bloom Where They’re Planted” was recently published by JAZZed magazine.

Raymond’s frequent critical acclaim includes DownBeat commenting, “Electrifyingly new and strangely familiar at the same time. With his mix of modern sounds and old-fashioned feeling, Raymond is steering jazz in the right direction.”

The Birmingham Times proclaimed, “Possessing a forte that few seasoned musicians have attained . . . a brilliant talent whose luminosity is endless.”