$10 in advance/$12 at the door
9pm doors/9:30pm showtime
"Electrifyingly new and strangely familiar at the same time...with his mix of modern sounds and old-fashioned feeling, Raymond is steering jazz in the right direction." (Downbeat Magazine)
Recently voted as a Rising Star Trumpeter in the Downbeat Magazine Critic's Poll, Minneapolis-native John Raymond has been making a name for himself as one of the most promising, up-and-coming jazz musicians in New York. Over the past few years John has performed with some of most well-respected names in jazz including Billy Hart, Orrin Evans, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ethan Iverson, and Linda Oh among others. His latest album "Real Feels" (Shifting Paradigm Records) was released to widespread acclaim, including a ★★★★1/2 Downbeat review.
Raymond celebrates the release of his new album "Real Feels - Live Vol. 1," a follow up effort to "Real Feels" that includes New York rising stars Gilad Hekselman (guitar) and Colin Stranahan (drums). The unique bass-less trio incorporates indie-rock and folk inspired originals and covers as well as puts a fresh spin on familiar songs, many of them stemming from Raymond's roots as a Midwesterner. From American folk songs like Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land," to classic hymns such as "Amazing Grace," to Lennon & McCartney's "Blackbird," to Thom Yorke's "Atoms for Peace," the music undoubtedly evokes a nostalgia for the past. However, "Real Feels" is far from being antiquated; the band's improvisational, free-wheeling, keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat kind of approach to the music makes the songs feel entirely relevant.