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 Nublu. 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.
“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
“Jackson Potter can write and arrange and compose with the best of them. This guy has a home and a future in Jazz.” - Travis Rogers Jr.