Jean Raffard wa born in Orléans (France). After studying the violin, the harmony and the trombone, he entered the Superior School of Music in Paris in 1984 and studied trombone with Gilles Millière. In 1987, he obtained a First Prize of trombone and also a First Prize of Chamber Music. In 1990, he is admitted to follow an improvement cycle.
Then, he is successively solo trombone of numerous orchestras such as : Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine, Lyon Opera Orchestra, Lyon National Orchestra, Amsterdam Concertgebouw Royal Orchestra and Paris Opera National Theater Orchestra.
He is also teaching the trombone as a professor at Boulogne Billancourt National Conservatory and as an assistant professor at Paris Superior Conservatory – CNSMD.
Jean Raffard is director of collection for Billaudot.
He won several International competitions in Prague (1992), Toulon (1995) and Munich 1995).
Jean Raffard is playing a trombone Courtois Legend AC 420.