Personalities | Chris Potter | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues
(Various saxophones, b. 1971)
A Chicago native, Chris Potter emerged professionally in bebop trumpeter Red Rodney’s combo, before moving on to featured roles in the Mingus Big Band and bassist Dave Holland’s quintet and big band. Potter became the youngest musician to win Denmark’s prestigious and financially valuable Jazzpar Prize in 2000. Personally self-effacing, Potter is a virtuosic instrumentalist with an adventurous frame of melodic mind, equal to any musical challenge.
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