Starting on the 26th of February Chris Potter will perform a series of concerts in Europe. Potter and his Underground Quartet will visit Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, France and the United Kingdom performing in some of Europe’s Iconic jazz clubs and culminating with the three night stint at London’s Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. In addition to the club dates, the band will also play a one off performance at the Turku Jazz Festival in Finland. Joining Chris on the tour will be long time member of the quartet Adam Rogers on guitar Fima Ephrom on Bass and Dan Weiss on Drums. The tour starts on February 26 at Berlin’s A-Trane jazz club. Full tour dates are listed below.
Chris Potter is know as a potent improviser and is 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.
Looking back over his 20 years since arriving in New York, Potter says, “I’ve had the chance to learn a lot from all the leaders that I’ve worked with. Each gave me another perspective on how to organize a band and make a statement. It’s taught me that any approach can work, as long as you have a strong vision of what you want to do.”
In April of 2017, Chris Potter released his third album on ECM Records titled “The Dreamer Is the Dream”. Chris is no stranger to ECM Records, his previous ECM releases, Imaginary Cities and The Sirens received rave reviews and he has appeared on some of the label’s most acclaimed discs, including Paul Motian’s classic Lost in a Dream and Dave Holland’s Grammy Award-winning What Goes Around.
Tour Dates are as follows:
Feb 26 – A-Trane Jazz Club, Berlin
Feb 27 – Stage Club, Hamburg
Mar 01 – Porgy And Bess, Vienna
Mar 03 – De Spot, Middelburg The Netherlands
Mar 04 – Lux, Nijmegen The Netherlands
Mar 06 – Jazz Dock, Prague
Mar 07 – New Morning, Paris
Mar 09 – Turku Jazz Festival, Turku
Mar 10 – Domicil, Dortmund Germany
Mar 12 – Ronnie Scott’s, London
Mar 13 – Ronnie Scott’s, London
Mar 14 – Ronnie Scott’s, London
Tickets are available at the venues. More information on Chris Potter can be found at his website.