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 it’s boundaries, seamlessly incorporating indie-rock, folk and electronic influences into his music. As Something Else reviews stated, “This is jazz, yes, but jazz with an open mind.” Raymond’s band “Real Feels” is a dynamic, modern jazz trio that includes New York-based guitarist Gilad Hekselman and drummer Colin Stranahan. The group has released four albums together, each receiving praise from Stereogum, the New York Times, Downbeat, JazzTimes and more, and has toured extensively both nationally and internationally. Their music combines a warm, lyrical sound with an infusion of electronics, live-looping and effects, giving the group a sound that is entirely accessible and relevant. Add to this the deep chemistry between the musicians, and it’s no surprise that Real Feels is one of the hottest groups in jazz today.