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  • CHRIS POTTER TRIO FEATURING CRAIG TABORN AND ERIC HARLAND February/March 2024
  • CHRIS POTTER TRIO FEATURING CRAIG TABORN AND ERIC HARLAND February/March 2024
  • CHRIS POTTER TRIO FEATURING CRAIG TABORN AND ERIC HARLAND February/March 2024

CHRIS POTTER TRIO Featuring Craig Taborn and Eric Harland

World-class saxophonist Chris Potter unites with Craig Taborn and his unique perspective on creative music-making. Eric Harland joins this collaborative project and contributes highest musical experience and variety. A Band, that gives you deepest insight into the musical moment.

Bios:
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 his 2019 Edition Records release, Circuits, Potter makes a return to groove, echoing music from his Underground era. Joined by keyboardist James Francies and drummer Eric Harland, Potter’s new music thrives on the band’s chemistry, blending a vibrant soundscape of electronics, melodies with unforgettable hooks, and surprising turns of phrase, all played with relentless energy.

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, CRAIG TABORN has been performing piano and electronic music in the jazz, improvisational, and creative music scene for over twenty five years. He has experience composing for and performing in a wide variety of situations including jazz, new music, electronic, rock, noise and avant garde contexts. 
Taborn has played and recorded with many luminaries in the fields of jazz, improvised, new music and electronic music including Roscoe Mitchell, Wadada Leo Smith, Lester Bowie, Dave Holland, Tim Berne, John Zorn, Evan Parker, Steve Coleman, David Torn, Chris Potter, William Parker, Vijay Iyer, Kris Davis, Nicole Mitchell, Susie Ibarra, Ikue Mori, Carl Craig, Dave Douglas, Meat Beat Manifesto, Dan Weiss, Chris Lightcap, Gerald Cleaver, and Rudresh Manhathappa. 
Taborn is currently occupied creating and performing music for solo piano performance (Avenging Angel), piano trio (Craig Taborn Trio), an electronic project (Junk Magic), the Daylight Ghosts Quartet, a piano/drums/electronics duo with Dave King (Heroic Enthusiasts) and a new trio with Tomeka Reid and Ches Smith as well as piano duo collaborations with Vijay Iyer (The Transitory Poems), Kris Davis (Octopus) and Cory Smythe. He is also a member of the instrumental electronic art-pop group Golden Valley is Nowand performs frequently on solo electronics. 
His conceptual work 60 x Sixty is now available worldwide, for free at 60xSixty.com
Craig lives in Brooklyn.

Multi-Grammy Nominated and Winning Drummer, ERIC HARLAND is the most "In demand drummer" of his generation. He has already been on close to 500 recordings and multiple film scores at his age of 45.  Eric has been recognized in the Boston Globe, New York Times, JazzTimes, Modern Drummer, All About Jazz, The New Yorker, DownBeat, L'uomo Vogue and other prominent publications.
It has been his privilege to share the stage with masters such as Betty Carter, Joe Henderson, MyCoy Tyner, Michael Brecker, Terence Blanchard, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Savion Glover, SFJAZZ Collective and many others, as well as todays up and coming artist like Esperanza Spalding, Jane Monheit, Taylor Eigsti, Julian Lage, Stacie Orrico, Robert Glasper and so on. His current list of performing groups are "JAMES FARM" with Joshua Redman, "PRISM" with Dave Holland and Kevin Eubanks, "SANGAM" with Charles Lloyd and Zakir Hussain, "Charles Lloyd New Quartet", "OVERTONE" with Dave Holland, Jason Moran, Chris Potter and "VOYAGER" Eric's own widely recognized group. But Eric doesn't stop there, he also manages to fit in many collaborations with world renowned artist like Les Claypool "PRIMUS", "DISPATCH" the band, KRS1, John Mayer, Gigi Hadid, Spike Lee, Steve Miller, Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson from "AMERICAN IDOL" and etc.
Eric Harland was the Resident Artistic Director at the SFJAZZ Center for the 2014-2016 Season. Also was Artist in Resident at the Monterey Jazz Festival 2014 Season. Harland also had the supreme privilege of being invited and attending President Barack Obama’s 2016 White House State Dinner in honor of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Through Harland's extensive travels, he has come to realize that "The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation." When Eric Harland contributes... his intention is therefore to create the highest musical experience so that every listener may have insight... into the musical moment.

Line Up

Chris Potter, saxophone
Craig Taborn, fender rhodes & piano
Eric Harland, drums

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Tourdates

11.02.2024  MÜNCHEN/Germany - Jazzclub UnterfahrtTickets
12.02.2024  BERLIN/Germany - ZigZag ClubTickets
15.02.2024  STAVANGER/Norway - Spor 5Tickets
16.02.2024  BERGEN/Norway - Sardinen USF VerftetTickets
17.02.2024  DORTMUND/Germany - DomicilTickets
18.02.2024  ULM/Germany - Stadthaus UlmTickets
19.02.2024  WIEN/Austria - Porgy & Bess Jazz & Music ClubTickets
20.02.2024  MILANO/ItalyTickets
21.02.2024  AMSTERDAM/Netherlands - BimhuisTickets
22.02.2024  RIJKEVORSEL/Belgium - De SingerTickets
23.02.2024  TILBURG/Netherlands - Muziekpodium ParadoxTickets
24.02.2024  ECHTERNACH/Luxemburg - TRIFOLION Echternach a.s.b.l.  Tickets

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