Chris Potter

North America, Asia, Australia, South America

A world-class soloist, accomplished composer, and formidable bandleader, Grammy Award nominated saxophonist Chris Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation. Potter’s music showcases limitless creativity and a vibrant sense of swing, prompting critics, musicians, and fans alike to cite him as the one of the finest saxophonists today. The New Yorker calls Potter, “A tenorist who can remind you of Joe Henderson at his craftiest, he employs his considerable technique in the service of music rather than spectacle.” With an album release in 2019, Potter unveils his new trio, featuring James Francies on piano and Eric Harland on drums. As a multiple Grammy nominee, Eric Harland is known as one of the most “in demand” drummers of his generation, featured on close to 200 recordings. James Francies is the youngest recipient of the American Federation of Musicians President’s Youth Award, called a pianist with “liquid dynamism in his touch” by The New York Times. This pillar of modern jazz, supported by world-class sidemen, pushes the boundaries of jazz tradition.