052 – Tina Raymond: Trusting Her Musical Instinct, Being a Woman in a Male-Dominated Field, The Power of Yoga
The Los Angeles jazz scene has been coming on strong in recent years and Tina Raymond is right in the middle of it. She performs regularly in the city’s top jazz clubs as well as internationally, with artists ranging from relative newcomers like Cathlene Pineda and Jon Armstrong to long-established greats like Bobby Bradford and Vinnie Golia. She is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, better known as Cal Arts, where she studied with legendary jazz drummer and master teacher Joe LaBarbara. She teaches at several high schools and colleges in the LA area and is also a certified yoga instructor.
In this podcast, Tina talks about:
Two very different college experiences at two very different schools
How studying with Joe LaBarbara helped her use her intuition and develop her own voice
Being a woman in the male-dominated worlds of drumming and jazz
How yoga has affected her mentally and physically as a musician