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Herb Alpert Music Center

Full-Time Faculty

Kristina Raymond

Kristina Raymond

Assistant Professor, Jazz, Percussion

Contact Info

Office: HAMC 151
Extension: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2899

Biographical Statement:

“Tina Raymond is a strong female, a forward thinker and a change-maker. She isn’t afraid to express her revolutionary spirit…” - Musical Memoirs by Dee Dee McNeil

Assistant Professor Tina Raymond has taught at Los Angeles City College since 2014. She teaches music courses specializing in jazz and percussion. Raymond a mainstay on the Southern California jazz and contemporary improvised music scene performing with an array of artists including David Binney, The Rova Saxophone Quartet, Tim Lefebvre, Jeff Parker, Bobby Bradford, Vinny Golia, Daniel Rosenboom, and more. She can be heard on many recordings including Kuba Stankiewicz’ Music of Statkowski (Warner Music Poland), Harold Trio’s “Harold Trio” (Edgetone Records), Jon Armstrong’s “Burnt Hibiscus” (Orenda Records), and her own highly praised debut album “Left Right Left” (Orenda Records) featuring Art Lande and Putter Smith. Raymond performs, adjudicates, and presents workshops worldwide at a variety of venues, festivals, and conventions including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Reno Jazz Festival, Portland State Jazz Festival, Milestones Jazz Camp, etc.

Raymond attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (B.M
Double Performance - Classical Percussion and Jazz Studies) and California Institute of
the Arts (M.F.A Jazz Studies). 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 the late John Von Ohlen.

Raymond is an educational artist endorsed by Sabian, Regal Tip, and Remo. She is an
active member of the Percussive Arts Society and Jazz Education Network.

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 Upcoming Events

Concert Flyer: Applied Music Completion Concert. December 4, 2019 at 7pm. Herb and Lani Alpert Recital Hall.

Concert Flyer: Studio Jazz Band. December 5, 2019 at 7pm. Herb and Lani Alpert Recital Hall.

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Herb Alpert Music Center 106
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2880

Christine Park
Department Chair


Caroline Reyes
Instructional Assistant


Sam Plotkin
Instructional Assistant


Mailing Address:

Department of Music
Los Angeles City College
Herb Alpert Music Center
855 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90029

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 Office Hours

FALL 2019

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Hours are subject to change.

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911