"Raymond is leading by example. Her students see her dedication to her craft, her pursuit of a singular sound amid her role as a keeper and interpreter of the flame. Her impressionable students also realize that her office hours might occur between gigs." Sean J. O’Connell, Downbeat Magazine

"Clearly Tina Raymond is more than a drummer. Her musicianship is of the highest order and she thinks metaphorically, something that enables her to get much deeper..." Raul Da Gama, JazzdaGama

"Proud goddess..." Greg Burk,

"Raymond displays ferocious chops and a remarkable sense of balance, supporting the overall group sound as much as she asserts her individual voice." Brian Zimmerman, Downbeat Magazine

"...Raymond stands out. Her frequent focus on the toms evokes past masters such as Art Blakey, Max Roach and Ed Blackwell without being imitative, and her approach to time is absolutely contemporary..." Jeff Schwartz,  All About Jazz

"Tina Raymond is a powerhouse on the drums as she sports today’s approach to swinging all over the entire kit as opposed to just the ride cymbal." Jazz Music Archives

photos: Anna Webber