Tina Raymond

Putter Smith and Art Lande / Educator

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Tina Raymond is a drummer based in Los Angeles, CA. Gary Fukushima

writes in LA Weekly, “Musicians love her lithe brush and cymbal work, supported

by an iron core of time and groove.” A unique voice in the Los Angeles

contemporary improvised music scene, Raymond blends traditional jazz

vocabulary with African polyrhythm and classical percussion technique. She

performs, adjudicates, and presents workshops world wide at venues, festivals,

and conventions; and has shared the stage with many jazz luminaries including

Bobby Bradford, Bennie Maupin, Emil Richards, Art Lande, and Vinny Golia. She

can be heard on several Orenda albums including Cathlene Pineda’s “A Weeks

Time”, Jon Armstrong’s “Burnt Hibiscus”, and will be releasing a trio record with

Putter Smith and Art Lande in Spring 2017 entitled “Left Right Left”. Raymond

studied classical percussion at the University of Cincinnati with the members of

Percussion Group Cincinnati, African ewe music at California Institute of the Arts

with Ghanaian chief Alfred Ladzekpo, and jazz drum set with Joe LaBarbera, Jeff

Hamilton, and John Von Ohlen. She is currently a full-time professor of music at

Los Angeles City College in Hollywood, CA and is endorsed by Sabian, Remo,

and Regal Tip.