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Chris Potter

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Jazz Unlimited for June 9, 2019, will present “The Career of Chris Potter.”  Downbeat Award winner Chris Potter was born in Chicago, but was raised in South Carolina.  He was a professional musician by the age of 13 and after completing his schooling at the New school and Manhattan School of Music, began playing with Red Rodney.  A very in-demand player who plays all the reed instruments, Potter has worked and recorded with a wide range of musicians, including Patricia Barber, Kenny Werner, the Mingus Big Band, the Dave Holland Quintet and Big Band, Urbie Green, Rene Marie, Dave Do

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Jazz Unlimited for May 24, 2015 will be “The Keys ad Strings Hour/New Music.”  The quieter side of jazz will present music by Oscar Peterson, Gene Harris and Errol Garner.  During the hour, we will hear new music by Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort, Roger Kellaway and two piano/bass duets between John Hicks and Richard Davis and Kenny Barron and Dave Holland.  The new music segment will segment will have recordings from Art Blakey and the Jazz Giants, Benny Green, the SFJazz Collective, the Palmetto All-Stars, Chris Potter’s Underground Orchestra, Daniel Bennett, Levon Mikaelian and the Uni

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On February 4, our feature The Quieter Side of Jazz will have music by pianists Elmo Hope, Herbie Nichols, and Jay McShann and drummers Kenny Clarke, Frank Butler and Max Roach.  The second hour will consist of an interview with music with Marc Myers, author of the book, "Why Jazz Happened" (University of California Press).  Myers discusses the technological, business and social currents that made jazz what it became in the 1940's through the late 1960's.  The final hour of the show will feature new music with Joe Lovano, the SF Jazz Collective, Chris Potter, David Liebman and his daughter