Dave Potter is quickly becoming known as a formidable musician. He has performed with many well-known jazz artists and recorded 4 albums with Jason Marsalis. Following his graduation from Florida State University in 2005, he was chosen from a national pool of applicants to be a member of the Louis Armstrong Quintet at the University of New Orleans. Unfortunately, the tragedy of hurricane Katrina temporarily ended his hopes for a career in Louisiana. In the spring of 2006, Dave was awarded a full scholarship to the prestigious Julliard Jazz Program in New York City. However, after several days of intense meditation he declined the offer and returned to Florida State University, where he received his Master’s Degree in the winter of 2008 after further collaboration with his mentor Marcus Roberts. In 2010, Potter was featured in a novel entitled The New Face of Jazz about the younger generation of Jazz musicians currently making an impact. Dave is now located in Atlanta where he maintains a busy teaching and performing schedule while also touring the globe as a member of The Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet. In August of 2017, his first album was released internationally on Summit records entitled You Already Know.
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“David Potter believes in the balance needed to play music. He expresses musicality
through great rhythm, swing, and attention to detail. He is one of the most talented
young drummers on the scene today. —Marcus Roberts