Michael Raynor Quartet

Friday, June 21, 2024

Michael Raynor Quartet Cover

TICKETS $20 Drummer Michael Raynor splits his time between Portland and Chicago, where he spent more than twenty years playing with tenor sax icon and NEA Jazz Master, Von Freeman. Raynor also toured extensively with vocalist Kurt Elling and can be heard on two of his Grammy nominated recordings, including “Live in Chicago,” featuring Jon Hendricks. Raynor has worked with Freddie Hubbard, Johnny Griffin, Eric Alexander, Steve Coleman, Tia Fuller, Ira Sullivan, Gary Bartz, Jon Faddis, Bobby Broom, Fareed Haque, Howard Levy, Arturo Sandoval, George Colligan, Chuck Israels, Bob Dorough, and Nancy King among others. In addition to playing festivals and venues throughout Europe, North America and Australia, Raynor has twice toured as a United States Jazz Ambassador. First, under the artistic direction of the Kennedy Center, he performed throughout Southeast Asia, and then in 2012, under the artistic direction of Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center, he toured southern Africa as co-leader of the Dennis Luxion/ Michael Raynor Quartet. Both tours included performance, teaching, and collaboration with local musicians. He continues to teach in both cities and on-line.