JOHN RAYMOND & REAL FEELS

(Booking in North America & Europe)

Photo by Anna Yatsekevich

Photo by Anna Yatsekevich

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John Raymond & Real Feels: John Raymond- flugelhorn, Gilad Hekselman- guitar, Colin Stranahan- drums.

ALBUM RELEASE: “Real Feels Live Vol. 2” RELEASED JANUARY 18, 2019 ON SUNNYSIDE RECORDS

“A spectacular work of art.” (Downbeat Magazine, ★★★★)

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TOUR DATES:

Apr 02, 2019: VALENCIA, SPAIN / Jimmy Glass

Apr 03, 2019: PADOVA, ITALY / Cockney London Pub

Apr 04, 2019: LONDON, U.K. / Vortex Jazz Club

Apr 05, 2019: MUNICH, GERMANY / Jazzclub Unterfahrt

Apr 06, 2019: OSLO NORWAY / Herr Nilsen

Sep 28, 2019: INDIANAPOLIS, IN, USA / The Jazz Kitchen

Sep 29, 2019: NEWBURGH, IN, USA / TBA

Sep 30, 2019: MEMPHIS, TN / Crosstown Arts

Oct 01, 2019: DETROIT, MI / Cliff Bell’s

Oct 02, 2019: CLEVELAND, OH / The Bop Stop

Oct 03, 2019: BALTIMORE, MD, USA / TBA

Oct 04, 2019: **BOOK NOW**

Oct 05, 2019: WASHINGTON, D.C., USA / Blues Alley

Oct 06, 2019: PORTSMOUTH, NH, USA / Press Room

Oct 26, 2019: RUSSIA / TBA

Oct 27, 2019: RUSSIA / TBA

Oct 28, 2019: RUSSIA / TBA

Oct 29, 2019: RUSSIA / TBA

Oct 30, 2019: RUSSIA / TBA

Oct 31, 2019: TALLINN, ESTONIA / TBA

Nov 01, 2019: **BOOK NOW**

Nov 02, 2019: VILNIUS, LITHUANIA / TBA

Nov 03, 2019: **BOOK NOW**

Nov 04, 2019: LUGANO, SWITZERLAND / TBA

BIO:

With a singular voice on the trumpet and flugelhorn, John Raymond is making his mark as one of the most promising, up-and-coming jazz musicians in the world. Recently dubbed as a Rising Star by Downbeat Magazine, John has performed with some of most well-respected names in jazz including Orrin Evans, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Billy Hart and Linda Oh among others. He has released five albums under his own name since 2012, all of which receiving critical acclaim from the New York Times, Stereogum, Downbeat, JazzTimes and more. 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's Real Feels is a bass-less trio that includes Gilad Hekselman (guitar) and Colin Stranahan (drums), and the leader on flugelhorn. Together, they incorporate indie-rock, folk and electronic influences to both riveting original music and fresh takes on recognizable songs by artists such as Bob Dylan, Thom Yorke, Bon Iver, Paul Simon and more. Regardless of material, the band's improvisational, free-wheeling, “keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat” approach to the music makes each experience with Real Feels a new and captivating experience. It’s no surprise that they are one of the hottest, up-and-coming groups in jazz today.

VIDEOS:

DISCOGRAPHY:

Joyride (2018, Sunnyside Records)

Joyride (2018, Sunnyside Records)

PRESS:

“A spectacular work of art.” (Downbeat Magazine, ★★★★)

"Raymond is steering jazz in the right direction." (Downbeat)

"This is jazz, yes, but jazz with an open mind." (Something Else)

“A prepossessing young trumpet player.” (New York Times)

“A vivid, joyous feeling that’s highly infectious.” (Stereogum)

“Direct emotional expression isn’t always easy to come by in jazz’s ultramodern wing, but John Raymond has made it a priority in Real Feels.” (WBGO)

“This band and this particular album make clear that true power need not come through force. Joy Ride inspires without ever adopting an athletic stance.” (All About Jazz)

“Raymond's writing retains the lyrical splendor he's been gunning for from the outset.” (Chicago Reader)

New York Times “Uncovering the Possibilities of the Familiar”, May 2015

Downbeat Interview “That Minnesota Nice”, February 2018

Downbeat 4.5 star review of “Real Feels Live Vol. 1”, March 2016

JazzTimes review of “Real Feels” and “Real Feels Live Vol. 1”, April 2017

Stereogum “Best Albums of 2016”, December 2016

NYC Jazz Record review of “Real Feels Live Vol. 1”