On Friday, November 16th, The John Raymond Project will perform at the prestigious Blue Note Jazz Club for a one-night only performance featuring, Gilad Hekselman on guitar, Javier Santiago, piano, Ben Williams on bass and Ulysses Owens Jr. on drums. This is a performance not to be missed.
A prepossessing young trumpet player…”
-Nate Chinen, New York Times
A finalist in the 2009 National Trumpet Competition, trumpeter John Raymond is quickly making a name for himself as an up-and-coming artist to keep an eye on. Raymond has performed as a leader or sideman at some of the nation’s top venues including Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, the Dakota Jazz Club, the Jazz Showcase and the Blue Note Jazz Club, as well as at such notable events as the Austin City Limits Music Festival and on NPR’s Toast of the Nation. He has also collaborated and performed with musicians such as John Abercrombie, Chris Potter, Maria Schneider, Linda Oh and Otis Brown III, and has toured internationally in China, the UK and the Dominican Republic.
Raymond’s debut album “Strength & Song,” released in February 2012 and produced by legendary trumpeter Jon Faddis, is already attracting national and international attention (“Soaring. A strong early work…very complete and well intentioned” – NextBop.com). The album features Raymond’s carefully-crafted original compositions that draw on jazz, rock and hip-hop influences, creating emotionally engaging music with affecting, memorable melodies. Combine this with a world-class band of some of the finest up-and-coming musicians in the world, and Raymond is well on his way to becoming a major force in the music industry. “Strength & Song signals the arrival of an exciting new trumpet personality poised for greater things.” (All About Jazz)
John Raymond, trumpet
Gilad Hekselman, guitar
Javier Santiago, piano
Ben Williams, bass
Ulysses Owens Jr., drums
Date: Friday, Nov. 16th
Time: 12AM (Late Set)
Venue: Blue Note Jazz Club (131 W. 3rd St btw 6th Ave. & Macdougal)
Tickets: $10 HERE