Blues Alley
Blues Alley


Mon Jun 26

Chris Potter Quartet

Mon, June 26
8PM / $30
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Blues Alley

1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007

Chris Potter

Saxophonist Chris Potter is probably best known for his performances with Paul Motian, Dave Douglas, Kenny Werner, Dave Holland Quintet and Steely Dan. While Potter""s masterful modernist approach amazes audiences, he is also firmly rooted in the jazz tradition.

A world-class soloist, accomplished composer and formidable bandleader, saxophonist Chris Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation. Down Beat called him “One of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet” while Jazz Times identified him as “a figure of international renown.” Jazz sax elder statesman Dave Liebman called him simply, “one of the best musicians around,” a sentiment shared by the readers of Down Beat in voting him second only to tenor sax great Sonny Rollins in the magazine’s 2008 Readers Poll.

A potent improvisor and the youngest musician ever to win Denmark’s Jazzpar Prize, Potter’s impressive discography includes 15 albums as a leader and sideman appearances on over 100 albums. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for his solo work on “In Vogue,” a track from Joanne Brackeen’s 1999 album Pink Elephant Magic, and was prominently featured on Steely Dan’s Grammy-winning album from 2000, Two Against Nature. He has performed or recorded with many of the leading names in jazz, such as Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, John Scofield, the Mingus Big Band, Jim Hall, Paul Motian, Dave Douglas, Ray Brown and many others.

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