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Friday Jazz at the High Featuring Dave Potter
July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$25
This is not your typical Friday Jazz. Curated by Dave Potter, the event will feature two musical areas outside of the Museum (weather permitting), where the band will play throughout the evening, layering notes, improvising melodies, and drawing on inspiration from jazz history.
Reserve your tickets today for Friday Jazz.
About Dave Potter
“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, jazz musician, composer, and educator
A native of North Carolina, Dave began playing a drum set in high school and started performing with his elders in the RDU area at the age of sixteen. Following his graduation from Florida State University, 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. Soon after, he was awarded a full scholarship to the prestigious Juilliard 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 after further collaboration with his mentor Marcus Roberts. In 2010, he was featured in a book titled The New Face of Jazz by Cicily Janus 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, tours the globe as a member of The Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, and leads his new project, Retro Groove.
Friday Jazz Lineup:
Piazza – Dave Potter and Retro Groove
Dave Potter, drums
Miguel Alvarado, saxophones
Austin Johnson, piano
Terrell Montgomery, acoustic bass
Orkin Terrace – Louis Heriveaux Trio
Louis Heriveaux, piano
Tommy Sauter, acoustic bass
Rod Harris, guitar
- Due to the popularity of this event, staff strongly suggests reserving tickets online in advance of your visit.
- Members enjoy FREE tickets to Friday Jazz; however, tickets must be reserved in advance.
- Guest passes are valid for general admission only and cannot be redeemed during this event.
Safety Precautions for Friday Jazz:
- All guests over the age of two are required to wear a mask while inside the Museum.
- Eating and drinking may take place in designated areas outside on the Orkin Terrace and on the Piazza where guests may remove their masks to enjoy a beverage or snack.
- Coat check is not available during this time.
- Seating is extremely limited, and priority is given to guests who have accessibility challenges.
- No outside food or beverage is permitted.
- Some of the evening’s performances will take place outside. Please dress accordingly.
- Parking in the Woodruff Arts Center garage is free to members; however, capacity is limited and will be first come first served. Members must show proof of membership upon entering the garage: membership card (plastic or digital) or membership purchase confirmation email.