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The Potash Twins
Electric Funkified Jazz
- Thursday, Jan 7, 2016
BOX OFFICE 612-332-5299
About The Potash Twins
Adeev and Ezra Potash, labeled by NPR as the “Twin Horns of Joy“ are musicians, entertainers and foodies from Omaha, Nebraska.
Guided at an early age by jazz legend Wynton Marsalis, the twins were inspired to pursue a career in the performance and education of jazz. Upon graduating high school, the twins moved to New York City to develop as performers and educators. Adeev studies under the Dizzy Gillespie protégé Jon Faddis at SUNY Purchase, while Ezra received a full ride scholarship to Manhattan School of Music on Bass Trombone.
The twins have performed around the country at notable venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, The Grandstand of the Minnesota State Fair, First Avenue, and The Field Museum (Chicago), as well as festivals like South By Southwest (SXSW), and have performed on several occasions for Warren Buffet’s Annual Shareholders Meeting. Because of their love of food, they have even performed as a part of the James Beard Award festivities, including legendary Chef Rick Bayless‘ after-party. Ezra and Adeev also delivered a TEDtalk, as a part of the popular online video series and have been featured by NPR, Huffington Post, Menswear Style Magazine, Omaha Magazine and many more. Their music can even be heard at the Loews Hotel in New Orleans, the birthplace of Jazz.
The twins have also performed with piano virtuoso Jon Batiste (bandleader for the Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and on occasion perform with the internet sensations Jack and Jack. They have cultivated relationships with musicians including: Chris Botti, Gregory Porter, Terell Stafford, Stefon Harris, Joshua Redman, Don Vappie, Big Sam Williams, as well as the entire Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and many more. Ezra and Adeev hope to use their relationships to spread jazz to a wider audience. As a part of their ongoing efforts to increase the awareness of jazz and live performance, the Potash Twins have been appointed the role of “Artistic Directors” at the Love’s Jazz and Arts Center in the historic jazz district of North Omaha.