John Raymond and Real Feels

Sunday, September 17

2:00 pm clinic; 3:30 pm concert

at the Brink Lounge

701 E. Washington Ave., Ste. 105
Madison, WI 53703

at the door: $18 / $15 for MMC or MJS members or students
in advance: $15 / $10 for MMC or MJS members or students

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John Raymond, trumpet, flugelhorn
Gilad Hekselman, guitar
Colin Stranahan, drums

John Raymond and Real Feels

John Raymond and Real Feels is a jazz trio based in New York City. Featuring unique bass-less instrumentation and approach to music, the group features highly-improvised interpretations of familiar songs such as “This Land is Your Land,” “Amazing Grace”, and “Yesterday.” Their latest album "Real Feels" also received glowing reviews from many major publications, including a 4 1/2 star review from DownBeat Magazine:

"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."

John Raymond's music incorporates jazz, classical, folk and indie-rock influences. He was recently nominated in the Trumpet "Rising Star" category of Downbeat Magazine's Critics Poll. He recently joined the faculty at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music as assistant professor of music in jazz studies–trumpet, and he is also an active guest clinician & soloist at schools around the world such as the University of North Texas, Oberlin College, the Brubeck Institutue, New Trier High School, and Lawrence University. He has performed with musicians such as Billy Hart, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Orrin Evans, Linda Oh, Ethan Iverson, Dan Tepfer and Gilad Hekselman among others. He has also recorded with Grammy-nominated singer Sara Bareilles, Dove Award-winning producer Darnell Davis, and performed at events such as the Austin City Limits Music Festival and on NPR's 'Toast of the Nation.'

Named DownBeat Rising Star guitarist of 2017, Gilad Hekselman has been developing a reputation as one of the most promising guitarists in New York since his arrival in 2004. Gilad is the winner of the 2005 Gibson Montreux International Guitar Competition. He received the America - Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship for studies abroad to attend The New School in New York, where he completed his BFA in performing arts in 2008. After only a few years this native Israeli has shared the stage with some of the greatest artists in the New York City jazz scene including Chris Potter, Mark Turner, John Scofield, Anat Cohen, Ari Hoenig, Esperanza Spalding, Sam Yahel, Jeff Ballard, Gretchen Parlato, Avishai Cohen, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, Tigran Hamasyan, Aaron Parks and Greg Hutchinson. He is constantly touring world-wide.

Drummer Colin Stranahan has been a sought after musician and recording artist since his teenage years in Denver, Colorado. One of the winners of the 2012 Thelonious Monk Drum Competition, he is now living in Brooklyn, New York and performs alongside artists such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jonathan Kreisberg, Dr. Lonnie Smith,Fred Hersch, Terence Blanchard, Dave Kikoski, Kevin Hays, Herbie Hancock, and Wayne Shorter. Colin Stranahan currently holds adjunct teaching positions at Aarhus Royal Academy of Music and London's Royal Academy of Music and maintains an active schedule of master classes all around the world.

Madison Music Collective

"Jazz on a Sunday" is presented by Madison Music Collective (MMC). Madison Music Collective is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1985 that works to build a thriving creative music community in the Greater Madison area by growing the local audience for jazz and other forms of improvised music. MMC offers a seasonal series of concerts and educational programs, as well concerts featuring local, regional, and nationally known jazz artists.

Madison Music Collective's Fall 2017 Jazz on a Sunday Series is made possible with support by the following:

Madison Music Collective's 2017 Fall Series is made possible by grants from Dane Arts (with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation), The Evjue Foundation, Inc. (the charitable arm of the Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation), Madison Gas & Electric, Janus Galleries, Musicnotes, membership dues and charitable gifts from members and supporters of the Madison Music Collective, in kind support from The Brink Lounge, the UPS Store-Fitchburg, Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, Farley's House of Pianos,Greg's Guitars, and promotional support from WORT-89.9 FM, Majestic Theatre, and our partners in jazz, the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium and the Madison Jazz Society.