Jackson Potter is an up-and-coming guitarist and composer on the NYC jazz scene. He began playing guitar at age 10 in his hometown of St. Paul, MN where he initially focused on the blues. He started playing professionally at age 16, and by age 21 he had placed in several midwestern guitar competitions. Over the years, Jackson’s genre has shifted from blues to jazz, but his playing and compositions are still influenced by the music of his childhood.
Since moving to NYC in 2021, Potter has performed with highly esteemed musicians such as Troy Roberts, former members of the John Pizzarelli Quartet, Konrad Paszkudzki and Mike Karn, Erena Terakubo, 2023 Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Competition Winner, April Varner, Kenny Shanker, and others. Additionally, he has performed at iconic NYC venues such as Dizzy's, the Django, The Atrium Stage at Lincoln Center, and his trio has become a favorite of Jazz at Lincoln Center for performing at private events. Jackson released his debut album, Restless, in 2021, on Wise Cat Records where it received enthusiastic reviews from critics and was featured on RMR's Top Jazz Album Chart for the Year 2021. Recently, Jackson completed a Master of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music and he will be recording his Sophomore Album, “small things” on February 18th, 2024 at Bunker Studios.
“Potter is simply amazing in terms of checking all the boxes so early in his career... Keep an eye on this young man–he’s an old soul with the energy of a young man, and the result is superb.” - Marc Phillips
“I've had the pleasure of booking him for a number of private events over the past year and half have received rave reviews. You're in good hands!” - Jason Olaine
— Vice President of Programming - Jazz at Lincoln Center