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All-Star Quintet

Pérez, Cohen, Potter Quintet

w/ Larry Grenadier & Nate Smith

Oct 14
Miner Auditorium

This event marks the West Coast premiere of a new collaborative project co-led by pianist and Wayne Shorter Quartet member Danilo Pérez, saxophone great Chris Potter, and former SFJAZZ Collective trumpeter Avishai Cohen. Originally performing together as part of Pérez’s Jazz 100 tour celebrating the centennials of Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Mongo Santamaria and Thelonious Monk, the trio of established bandleaders discovered a uniquely rewarding musical and personal bond, electing to reconvene after the tour to further explore their unmistakable chemistry.

A veteran of Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra, Panamanian-born GRAMMY-winner Pérez played a key role in Wayne Shorter’s late career resurgence and has led a dozen sessions in addition to his invaluable sideman work with Roy Haynes, Wynton Marsalis, and Tom Harrell. “An extravagantly skilled trumpeter, relaxed and soulful” (The New York Times), Cohen was a four-year member of the SFJAZZ Collective and DownBeat Critics Poll winner. He is part of the band 3 Cohens with his sister Anat and brother Yuval, and is an active bandleader signed to ECM. DownBeat magazine called Chris Potter “one of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet.” A collaborator with Pat Metheny, Paul Motian, Dave Holland, and Herbie Hancock, Potter has recorded 20 albums including his most recent ECM release The Dreamer is the Dream

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Pérez, Cohen, and Potter present new compositions written expressly for this project, backed by an unrivaled rhythm section of bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Nate Smith.

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.

The New York Times (on Chris 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.

The New York Times (on Chris Potter)

Personnel

Avishai Cohen trumpet
Chris Potter tenor & soprano saxophone
Danilo Pérez piano
Larry Grenadier bass
Nate Smith drums

Danilo Pérez is a man with some serious jazz cred. As a composer and bandleader himself, he’s practically peerless.

NPR (on Danilo Pérez)

Personnel

Avishai Cohen trumpet
Chris Potter tenor & soprano saxophone
Danilo Pérez piano
Larry Grenadier bass
Nate Smith drums

Danilo Pérez is a man with some serious jazz cred. As a composer and bandleader himself, he’s practically peerless.

NPR (on Danilo Pérez)

Watch & Listen

Danilo Perez

The Expedition

Avishai Cohen

340 Down

Chris Potter

Sonic Anomaly

Danilo Perez

The Expedition

Avishai Cohen

340 Down

Chris Potter

Sonic Anomaly