John Raymond Jazz Ensemble - POSTPONED
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Led by Grammy-nominated jazz trumpet professor John Raymond Featuring twelve, talented students in the IU Jazz Studies program, the ensemble presents a full program of engaging arrangements of contemporary jazz small group music from 1990-present. This includes music by artists such as Christian McBride, Robert Glasper, Michael Brecker, Dave Holland, Snarky Puppy, Ben Wendel and more. Combined with their unique, hybrid instrumentation, the group’s concept is a fresh take on the traditional jazz ensemble model that is entirely modern and relevant to the state of jazz today.
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). He has performed with the likes of Kurt Rosenwinkel, Billy Hart, Orrin Evans, and Dave King, and has also recorded or performed with pop artists Sara Bareilles, Cory Wong and S. Carey. Raymond has released six albums under his own name since 2012 - four with his band Real Feels - each receiving praise from Stereogum, the New York Times, Downbeat, JazzTimes and more. Raymond is in his third year as the Jazz Trumpet Professor at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.
Tyler Bauer, Robert Stevens, LaMont Webb – saxophones
Zach Finnegan, Zoe Murphy, Jeff Parker – trumpets
Quinn McGuire – guitar
Lucas Fain, Abhik Mazumder – piano/keyboards
Bruno Gutierrez, Henrick Zhang – bass
Greg Niemi – drums
The Jazz Kitchen
5377 N. College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN, 46220