The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has appointed jazz trumpeter John Raymond as assistant professor of music (jazz studies–trumpet), effective August 1, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University. He currently teaches at the United Nations International School in New York City. Raymond is a guest clinician and soloist at schools around the country, including the University of North Texas, Oberlin College, Brubeck Institute, New Trier High School and Lawrence University, among others. He has presented at the Jazz Education Network national conference, and his two-part article “Developing the Entrepreneurial Mind: Teaching Students How to Bloom Where They’re Planted” was recently published by JAZZed magazine. Raymond earned a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire and a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase College.

Recently voted a Rising Star Trumpeter in DownBeat Magazine’s Critics Poll, he has been making a name for himself as one of the most promising up-and-coming jazz musicians in New York City. Originally from Minneapolis, he has performed with some of the most well-respected names in jazz, including Billy Hart, Orrin Evans, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ethan Iverson and Linda Oh, among others. Raymond has released four albums since 2012, all of which have garnered critical acclaim from The New York Times, DownBeat magazine, JazzTimes and others. He has been a featured artist at the Festival of New Trumpet Music and New York City’s Winter Jazz Fest, was interviewed by The Gospel Coalition and WBGO’s “The Checkout” program and received a 2015 ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award.

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