Tina Raymond is an accomplished drummer, composer, bandleader, and educator based in Los Angeles, CA. A unique voice in the contemporary improvised music scene, Raymond blends traditional jazz vocabulary with African polyrhythm and classical percussion technique. Brian Zimmerman of DownBeat Magazine writes, "Raymond displays ferocious chops and a remarkable sense of balance." She has toured the US, Europe and Asia as a leader and sideman. Raymond is also a co-leader of Esthesis Quartet with Dawn Clement, Elsa Nilsson, and Emma Dayhuff.
Recent recordings include the acclaimed Esthesis Quartet debut album (Orenda 2022), Boom Sessions Volume III with Dan Rosenboom, Gary Fukushima, and Eric Revis (Orenda 2022), Trio Subliminal “Cinema Infernale” (Orenda 2022), Kuba Stankiewicz’ “Music of Roman Statkowski” (Warner Music Poland 2021), Bobby Bradford’s “Stealin’Home” (NoBusiness Records 2021), and Tina Raymond “Left Right Left” (Orenda 2017). Upcoming releases include Esthesis Quartet “Time Zones” (Ears and Eyes 2023) and Rachel Eckroth's Live at Sam First (Sam First Records 2023).