Chris Potter


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Pianist Chris Potter was born and raised in north east PA and

greatly influenced by the pianists from his hometown, Eric

Doney, Jesse Green, and Bobby Avey, all of whom Chris

studied with. In High School Chris was selected as the state

jazz pianist to accompany the All State Vocal Jazz Ensemble

where he worked with Peter Eldridge of the New York Voices.

While studying at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA he

focused on composition and sound recording ultimately earning

a degree in music technology. Chris has been part time faculty

at Duquesne as an accompanist to vocal students since 2017.

He has worked at multiple studios in the Pittsburgh area as an

engineer and pianist. With his band Starship Mantis, he mixed

and produced two albums which featured artists Sean Jones,

Casey Benjamin, Steeltown Horns, and Divinity Roxx. Chris

performs regularly around the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas


in many different settings and genres, most recently writing and

recording with drummer Poogie Bell for his upcoming album.