Pianist, keyboardist, and composer Lars Potteiger is a soulful improviser that likes taking risks and exploring uncharted waters with his music. “Taking risks and exploring new territory is one of the most exciting things that a performer can experience with players that have that kind of rapport.” Potteiger maintains an active schedule as a jazz performer, composer, producer, recording artist, and clinician. He has also had the pleasure of performing on a few Grammy nominated recordings. Potteiger is currently the Director of Music at Reformation Lutheran Church and also teaches at at Albright College. Lars holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Potteiger has performed with a number of great jazz artists including singer Carolyn Leonhart (Steely Dan), Grammy Award winning tenor saxophonist Wayne Esscoffery, jazz bassist Francois Moutin, National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Phil Woods, Sunnyside Records flutist Jamie Baum, Frank London of the Klezmatics and Hasidic New Wave, saxophonist Denis DiBlasio, trombonist John Fedchock, Grammy Award winning saxophonist/composer Bob Belden, Glenn White (Armored Records), virtuoso tubist and founding member of the Empire Brass Quintet Sam Pilafian, international jazz saxophonist/recording artist Greg Abate, Steel Pan player Othello Molineux (Jaco Pastorius, Chicago, Monty Alexander), woodwindist Chris Vadala, SteepleChase recording trumpter Brad Goode and drummer John Von Ohlen (Woody Herman and Stan Kenton).