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JT’s Jazz Implosion Featuring: John Raymond & Real Feels
February 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm$15
John Raymond & Real Feels Joy Ride release show
John Raymond – flugelhorn, Gilad Hekselman – guitar, Colin Stranahan – drums
Recently voted as a Rising Star Trumpeter in the Downbeat Magazine Critic’s Poll, John Raymond has been making a name for himself as one of the most promising, up-and-coming jazz musicians in the world. Originally from Minneapolis, MN, John has performed with some of most well-respected names in jazz including Billy Hart, Orrin Evans, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and Linda Oh among others. His latest album “Real Feels” was released to widespread acclaim, including a ★★★★1/2 Downbeat review as well being named one of the Best Jazz Albums of 2016 by Stereogum.
Raymond’s trio Real Feels is a unique band that includes rising stars Gilad Hekselman (guitar) and Colin Stranahan (drums). With a unique flugelhorn/guitar/drums instrumentation, the group combines indie-rock and folk-influenced original music with fresh takes on familiar songs by artists like Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Bon Iver, Lennon/McCartney and more. 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 and has made them one of the hottest new groups in jazz music today.