“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

Dave Potter is quickly becoming known as a formidable musician. He has performed with many well-known jazz artists and recorded 3 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 making an impact in the current scene. 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.

Performance Highlights: (abbreviated)

North Sea Jazz Festival, Holland
Wien Jazz Fest, Austria
Vitoria Jazz Fest, Spain
Warsaw Summer Jazz Days, Poland
Barquisimeto Jazz Festival, Venezuela
Marian's Jazz Room, Switzerland
Half Note Jazz Club, Greece
Blue Note Milano, Italy
Blue Note Napa Valley
Blue Note, Beijing, China
Bird's Basement, Melbourne, Austrailia
St. Barth’s Music Festival, French Territory
Detroit Jazz Festival
Kuumbwa Jazz
Jazz Education Network Annual Conference, Louisville & Atlanta
IAJE Conferences-Long Beach, CA & Toronto, Ontario
Vancouver Jazz Festival, Canada
Victoria Jazz Festival, Canada
Rochester Jazz Festival, New York
Caramoor Jazz Festival, New York
Snug Harbor, New Orleans, LA
Nighttown Cleveland, OH
Sculler’s Boston, MA
Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis, MN
Trane Studios Toronto, Canada
Tula’s Jazz Seattle, WA
Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Manhattan, NY
Catalina's Los Angeles, CA
Iridium Jazz Club, NY, NY
Jazz Showcase Chicago, IL
Dazzle Denver, CO
Yoshi's San Francisco, CA
Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
Regatta Bar, Boston, MA
Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, Detroit, MI
Blue Whisp, Cincinnati, OH
Anthology, San Diego, CA
Jazz Standard, New York
Jazz Kitchen, Indianapolis
Jazz Alley, Seattle
Blues Alley, Washington D.C
Minton's Playhouse, NYC
SF Jazz Center, San Francisco
Jack London Review, Portland
Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad

Recordings and Performances with (abbreviated):

Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet
Marcus Roberts
Vincent Gardner (The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra)
Marcus Printup
Ellis Marsalis
Wessell Anderson
Doug Carn (of Earth, Wind, and Fire)
Jose “Papo" Carasco (Pianist for Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez)
Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me
Lew Soloff
Greg Tardy
Delbert Felix
Fred Wesley
Russell Gunn
Eric Reed
Marcus Belgrave
Takana Miyamoto
Ricky Luis (of N'Klabe)
Martin Bejerano
Brice Winston

Masterclasses and Clinics:

Oberlin Conservatory
University of North Florida
Arizona State University
Broward College
Fullerton College
Humber College, Toronto
University of New Orleans
Michigan State University
Florida State University
Florida A&M University
Conservatorio Barquisimeto, Venezuela
Spellman College
Emory University
Osceola School for the Arts
Durham School of the Arts
North Carolina State University
University of North Carolina
Eastern Illinois University
Southwestern University
Sacramento State University
University of Tennessee