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Free Masterclass with Chris Potter

June 3 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Chris Potter Playing Saxophone

Masterclass: Chris Potter

Charleston Jazz Academy

FREE – Open To All


It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to delve into the inner workings of jazz with legends like Chris Potter. An esteemed leader in his craft, he is one of the most sought-after saxophonists in the world. Whether you are a musician looking to glean insight and new skills, or a die-hard jazz fan who wants an up-close window into the life of one of the most respected players in the global scene, this one-day-only masterclass is for you. Bring your burning questions and your autograph pens!


“I try not to allow myself any preconceived ideas of what I should sound like, what kind of music I ought to be writing, or what I ought to be listening to. In this way, I hope to discover what I actually do sound like, and what I enjoy in music. The moments of greatest beauty and originality always seem to happen when there’s no agenda.”
–Chris Potter


A world-class soloist, accomplished composer, and formidable bandleader, saxophonist Chris Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation. DownBeat called him “One of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet” while Jazz Times identified him as “a figure of international renown.” Jazz sax elder statesman Dave Liebman called him simply, “one of the best musicians around,” a sentiment shared by the readers of DownBeat in voting him second only to tenor sax great Sonny Rollins in the magazine’s 2008 Readers Poll.


This event is presented in partnership with Spoleto Festival USA

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June 3
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
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Charleston Jazz Academy
3005 West Montague Avenue, Suite 200
North Charleston, SC 29418 United States
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