Dyanne Potter Voegtlin
Composer, Piano, Vocals
Dyanne has performed extensively throughout Europe and the USA as both a classical pianist and as a singer/songwriter. Her piano performances are known to be expressive, fiery and dynamic, her singing both sensitive and passionate.
Concert venues include Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC, The University of London, England, Karthausse Ittingen, Switzerland, Oberlin College, Indiana University, University of Georgia, Georgia State University and LaGrange College. She toured for two years as keyboard player for Shirley Reeves (former lead singer with the Shirelles), and later as keyboard player/backup singer with Noel Redding which resulted in shows with Ginger Baker and Tico Torres. She has played solo shows in Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, USA, Greece, and Japan.
Potter’s Daughter was formed in NYC while Dyanne was studying classical piano performance at the Manhattan School of Music. The group performed regularly in NYC, as well as in northeastern PA. Potter’s Daughter has been featured on radio, tv, and in national and international magazines and blogs. Now, joining forces with longtime friend, Amit Chatterjee, (producer, arranger, and guitarist), and Ian C. Voegtlin (composer, guitarist, and saxophonist), they are looking forward to releasing their first single since the release of their debut album, The Blind Side, last spring.
Producer, Arranger, Lead Guitar
Amit Chatterjee, an internationally reputed guitarist, sitarist, composer and vocalist, is known for his sensitive yet passionate approach in both his instrumental and vocal artistry, and bringing a certain “global” element to his unique compositions.
Amit played guitar for 11 years with the legendary keyboardist and composer Joe Zawinul, who publicly said of Amit, “a genius…one of the greatest musicians I have ever had the pleasure of working with.”
He has also recorded and performed extensively as a guest artist with luminaries from multiple genres, such as David Liebman, Eric Johnson, Carlos Santana, Sting, Badal Roy, Pete Lockett, Trilok Gurtu, Nitin Sawhney, Vicki Richards, Robert Thomas Jr., Layne Redmond, Glen Velez, Michael Wolff, Mike Clark and many others.
Amit’s most recent releases of original works include: “Ocean on Fire” – based on the mystic poems of Kabir (a 15th century Indian saint), as a much awaited follow-up to Amit’s critically acclaimed “Songs of Kabir” with Glen Velez, and “Accidental Kiss”, the first release of his international band, The Amit Chatterjee Alliance.
Other current projects include “Blessings”, with legendary tabla-ist Badal Roy, Taalisman, the trance-world/jazz collaboration with Pete Lockett with a new CD also titled “Taalisman”, (IndiaBeat – EMI) as well as ongoing musical ventures in a power trio – Saninde , with Lincoln Goines and Rocky Bryant .
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Composer, Bass, Bass Synth
Jan-Christian Vögtlin is a composer, bassist, and multi-instrumentalist with a focus on unrelenting groove and a combination of traditional and non-traditional approaches to bass and contrabass guitar. His wide knowledge of modern jazz harmony, melody, and rhythm, allow him to effortlessly combine and move between genres ranging from progressive rock to jazz and fusion to world music. Classically trained, his compositions build upon poignant melodies and chordal movement along with a strong rhythmic presence, and are influenced by classical, impressionist, jazz, and fusion schools. The musical breadth of Potter’s Daughter allows him to collaborate as a bottom-liner, accompanist, and soloist. Jan-Christian is endorsed by the Ribbecke Guitar Company, with whom he is developing an innovative one-off 7-string bass.