• 10. November 2023

    Jazzfestival Göttingen

    Venue:Deutsches Theater GöttingenTime:19:00
    Potsa Lotsa XL
  • 04. November 2023

    Jazzfest Berlin

    Venue:Jazzfest Berlin - Haus der Berliner FestspieleTime:8:00 PM
    The Creative Universe of Henry Threadgill _ Zooid meets Potsa Lotsa XL Zooid: Henry Threadgill – Altsaxofon, Flöte, Komposition Liberty Ellman – Akustik-Gitarre Christopher Hoffman – Cello José Davila – Tuba, Posaune Elliot Humberto Kavee – Schlagzeug, Perkussion & Potsa Lotsa XL & Silke Lange – Dirigentin // World premiere of “Simply Existing Surface” by Henry Threadgill
  • 01. September 2023

    Jazz am Helmholtzplatz @ Institut Francáis

    Venue:BerlinTime:8:00 PM

    Potsa Lotsa XL – plays André Hodeir

  • 13. May 2023

    Berlin _ House of Music


    Potsa Lotsa XL & Youjin Sung Gaya


  • 05. April 2023

    Potsa Lotsa XL – Film premiere & concert

    Venue:Panda PlatformaTime:20.00
  • 13. March 2023

    Nürnberg Tafelhalle _ Art of Jazz


    Potsa Lotsa XL – new pieces

  • 21. February 2023

    b-flat Berlin

    Venue:B-flatTime:8 PM
    Potsa Lotsa XL – new pieces
  • 12. December 2022


    Venue:Kühlspot Time:8 PM
    Potsa Lotsa – new pieces #DasLabor is evolving and Potsa Lotsa XL is serving some new experiments in Kühlspot Social Club Monday 12/12, come join!
  • 31. March 2022

    Jazz im MIM

    Venue:Musikinstrumentenmuseum BerlinTime:7.30 PM

    Potsa Lotsa XL & Youjin Sung

    Gaya – LP Release Concert

  • 06. March 2022

    Brilliant Corners Festival

    Venue:Belfast (UK)Time:8 PM

    Potsa Lotsa 4 

    the music of Eric Dolphy

  • 08. December 2021

    Peter Kowald Ort


    Potsa Lotsa w Anke Lucks & Thomas Krüger 

    Kurt Schwitters die Ursonate

  • 04. December 2021

    Goethe Institut


    Potsa Lotsa w Anke Lucks & Thomas Krüger 

    Kurt Schwitters die Ursonate

  • 03. December 2021

    Goethe Institut


    Potsa Lotsa w Anke Lucks & Thomas Krüger 

    Kurt Schwitters die Ursonate

  • 28. November 2021

    The Sounds of Berlin hybrid

    Venue:Konzerthaus Berlin@Campus EfeuwegTime:16:00
    Potsa Lotsa XL & Bo-Sung Kim
  • 10. September 2021

    Bitches Brew Festival Berlin

    Venue:RAW GeländeTime:20:00
    Potsa Lotsa XL
  • 14. August 2021

    Jazz am Kaisersteg

    Venue:Jazzkeller69@Jazz am KaiserstegTime:3 PM
    Potsa Lotsa XL 
  • 07. November 2020

    Jazzfest Berlin

    Venue:Silent Green / Arte Concert live streamTime:10:50 PM

    Potsa Lotsa XL : Silver and Gold Baby, Silver and Gold

    The music of Henry Threadgill

  • 31. May 2020

    Moers Festival

    Venue:Arte concert live streamTime: 20:40 — 21:20
    Potsa Lotsa XL

Potsa Lotsa is the heart and soul project of the Berlin saxophonist Silke Eberhard, which has been appearing as the Potsa Lotsa XL formation since 2017. In the line-up as the wind quartet Potsa Lotsa (4), the musicians initially devoted themselves to the compositions of the African-American multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy (1928–1964), the result of this collaboration was the double album The Complete Works Of Eric Dolphy. With the septet Potsa Lotsa Plus, which combines the sound of six wind instruments with electronic sounds, Silke Eberhard subsequently performed Dolphy’s wedding music, Love Suite, which had long been thought to be lost. Beyond jazz, the ensemble, especially as a quartet, sometimes also performs modern classical pieces such as works by Giaccinto Scelsi and Kurt Schwitters’ Ursonate in its concert program, often in collaboration with other artists. In the new XL formation, however, Potsa Lotsa only performs pieces by Silke Eberhard.

Potsa Lotsa XL  [*2017]

What is jazz and what can jazz be? The first question does not necessarily have to be linked to the second, but Berlin saxophonist Silke Eberhard answers both questions at the same time with her extra-large band Potsa Lotsa. Her answers are complex and yet they go straight to your ears and stay in your mind.
The names not only read like a »Who is Who« of the current creative jazz scene in Berlin, but there is clearly a system behind the way they have been brought together. The band consists only of musicians with striking signature styles of their own, which they express with self-conscious restraint when they are integrated into a larger context. In this way, solos do not seem solo efforts, but rather come across as specific highlights in a collective group process.
Silke Eberhard is a subtle mediator between various arrangements from past and present, transmitters and receivers, as well as the intentions and obsessions of ten individualists who she purposefully unites in her compositions. Unobtrusively and with remarkable empathy, she sets the joy in playing over intellect as well as humility and respect for the material over virtuoso exhibitionism. »It is composed music, but everything is always allowed, and anything can happen,« she explains cheerfully. 
Silke Eberhard’s music is exactly what she is. Its strength lies in its impartiality. If this music is called free jazz, it is not because of its structural freedom, but rather thanks to its inner freedom. It does not rise above other forms of music, but rather remains with all the 20 feet of its musicians firmly on the ground. And it is precisely with this attitude and its consequent abundance of sound that Silke Eberhard not only gives the answers to what jazz is in 2020, but also what it can become. 

  • Silke Eberhard — Alto Saxophone
  • Jürgen Kupke — Clarinet
  • Patrick Braun — Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet
  • Nikolaus Neuser — Trumpet
  • Gerhard Gschlößl — Trombone
  • Johannes Fink — Cello
  • Taiko Saito — Vibraphone
  • Antonis Anissegos — Piano    
  • Igor Spallati — Bass
  • Kay Lübke — Drums

Potsa Lotsa Plus  [*2014]

»When you hear music, after it is over, it is gone in the air; you can never capture it again.« /// This quote from Eric Dolphy from 1964 belongs to the classical repertoire of music commentaries on jazz. A short time earlier, Dolphy had taken an apartment in Paris. He was planning to marry his fiancée, the dancer Joyce Mordecai, there in July. Dolphy was working on a piece titled Love Suite… the work was apparently lost and remained a subject of speculation for decades. Now, fifty years after Dolphy’s tragic collapse during an opening concert in a Berlin club, Silke Eberhard recorded the Love Suite with Potsa Lotsa Plus in a studio of Radio Berlin Brandenburg (RBB). [Thomas Fitterling, from the Linernotes]

  • Silke Eberhard — Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet
  • Jürgen Kupke — Clarinet
  • Patrick Braun — Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet
  • Nikolaus Neuser — Trumpet
  • Gerhard Gschlößl — Trombone
  • Marc Unternährer — Tuba
  • Antonis Anissegos —  Electronics

Potsa Lotsa  [*2009]

»The complete works of Eric Dolphy — newly arranged, freshly interpreted, expanded by means of improvisation, and brought up to date for performance by Silke Eberhard and a quartet especially formed for the purpose.« [Bernd Noglik, from the Linernotes]

  • Silke Eberhard — Alto Saxophone
  • Patrick Braun — Tenor Saxophone
  • Nikolaus Neuser — Trumpet
  • Gerhard Gschlößl — Trombone

»… Arguably the festival’s most successful tribute was alto saxophonist Silke Eberhard’s Potsa Lotsa[Allabout Jazz New York, USA, November 2009]
»A reason why the group´s performance was so magical was that none of the members seemed intent on playing Dolphy but rather playing his music.« [Downbeat Magazine, USA, 2009]