With a singular voice as a trumpeter, flugelhornist and composer, John Raymond is making his mark as one of the most promising genre-bending musicians in the world.
Originally from Minneapolis, MN, John's music incorporates indie rock, folk and electronic influences seamlessly with his background in jazz and improvised music. Dubbed as a Rising Star by Downbeat Magazine, he has performed with musicians such as Billy Hart, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Orrin Evans, Linda Oh, among Dan Tepfer among others. He has released 4 albums since 2012, each receiving critical acclaim from Stereogum, the New York Times, Downbeat, JazzTimes and more.
John's trio Real Feels, which includes guitarist Gilad Hekselman & drummer Colin Stranahan, combines unique original music with fresh new takes on familiar tunes, including songs by Thom Yorke, Paul Simon, Bon Iver, Peter Gabriel, The Beatles and more. The group released two albums in 2016, "Real Feels" and the subsequent "Real Feels - Live Vol. 1," and their third album is due out in February 2018 on Sunnyside Records.