A metro-Detroit native, Tina Raymond is a drummer currently based in Los Angeles, CA. She has shared the stage with many jazz luminaries including Bobby Bradford, Barbara Morrison, Emil Richards, Art Lande, and Vinny Golia. She can be heard on several recordings including Cathlene Pineda’s “A Week’s Time,” Jon Armstrong’s “Burnt Hibiscus,” and her own highly praised debut album “Left Right Left” featuring Art Lande and Putter Smith.
Raymond is an assistant professor of music at Los Angeles City College in Hollywood, CA where she directs the studio jazz band, jazz combos, and percussion ensemble. She is one of just a few women throughout the country to have a full-time faculty position in jazz. Besides being a mainstay in the Southern California jazz scene, she performs and presents workshops worldwide. Raymond attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (Cincinnati, OH) and California Institute of the Arts (Los Angeles, CA). She studied African ewe music with Ghanaian chief Alfred Ladzekpo, classical percussion with the members of Percussion Group Cincinnati, and jazz drum set with Joe LaBarbera, Jeff Hamilton, and John Von Ohlen.
Raymond is an educational artist endorsed by Sabian, Regal Tip, and Remo.