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Chris Potter

  • The Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center 300 East Third Street Lexington, KY, 40508 United States (map)


"Easily the most compelling saxophonist of his generation."
- Detroit Free Press

We're very excited to present one of the biggest living names in jazz, Chris Potter, live at the Lyric Theater.

A world-class soloist, accomplished composer, and formidable bandleader, Grammy Award winning 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.”

Throughout his career, Potter has performed and recorded with artists as diverse as Steely Dan and Herbie Hancock, and has toured the world over with the Dave Holland Quintet, the Overtone Quartet, AZIZA, and the jazz-funk group, Chris Potter’s Underground.

The Dreamer is the Dream, by the Chris Potter Quartet, is the current chapter in Potter’s storied career.

Earlier Event: March 10
Raleigh Dailey
Later Event: May 12