Fri, Feb 21|
John Raymond Quartet
Trumpeter known for his group Reel Feels, presents a cordless quartet featuring some of most creative musicians from LA's jazz scene. John Raymond (trumpet & flugelhorn), Lenard Simpson (alto saxophone), Dave Robaire (bass), Christian Euman (drums) 8:00 & 9:30 | 21+
Feb 21, 2020, 8:00 PM
Sam First, 6171 W Century Blvd Suite 180, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
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 its boundaries, seamlessly incorporating indie-rock, folk and electronic influences into his music. “This is jazz, yes, but jazz with an open mind." (Something Else).
Raymond has released six albums since 2012 - four with his renowned trio Real Feels, with each receiving praise from Stereogum, the New York Times, Downbeat, JazzTimes and others. With this group he has toured both nationally and internationally, headlining at many of the top venues and festivals around the globe. In addition, Raymond has also performed some of the most well-respected names in jazz including Billy Hart, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Linda Oh, Dave King, as well as Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band, of which he performed, composed and arranged on the group’s 2019 Grammy-nominated album “Presence.”
Student/LA Jazz Society member
Must present a valid student ID or LA Jazz Society membership card upon arrival.