Chris Botti Schedule
Trumpeter, composer and Grammy Award-winner Chris Botti established himself as a dynamic,
crossover musician accomplished in both pop and jazz music through years of recording and performing his one-of-a-kind music.
This gifted smooth jazz artist is renowned for his trumpet-playing skills and for his virtuosity to fuse classical jazz music
with more contemporary jazz styles.
To see Chris Botti perform live, check out his upcoming schedule. His planned stops
include the: Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City, Utah, Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver, Colorado, Jones Hall in Houston, Texas,
Florida Theatre Jacksonville, the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California and many other prestigious venues around the country.
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Chris Botti Background
Born in Portland, Oregon, and raised in Corvallis, Chris Botti also spent two years in
Italy as a child. When he was 17, Botti wound up attending Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon, by persuading
his high school to let him complete his senior year there. It was at Mount Hood where he performed with Todd Field, pal, trombonist
and prospective Academy Award-nominated filmmaker.
After he graduated from high school, Botti went on to study under
the guidance of David Baker and Bill Adam. Baker was a jazz educator and Adam was a trumpet professor at Indiana University.
Botti garnered two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, which opened the door for him to study with Woody Shaw
(trumpeter) and George Coleman (saxophonist) spanning two summer breaks in a row.
During his senior year at Indiana
University, Botti left to pursue tours with Buddy Rich and Frank Sinatra. In 1985, he relocated to the Big Apple to polish
his craft as a studio musician. Five years later, he launched a decade-long touring and recording arrangement with Paul Simon.
Botti was able to gain wide exposure to other singers through this opportunity. During that stint, he also collaborated with
gifted artists like Joni Mitchell, Scritti Politti, Roger Daltrey, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Natalie Merchant, Bette
Midler and many others.
While on tour with Simon, he was introduced to Michael Brecker—a saxophonist. The introduction
sparked the release of the Brecker Brothers' Out of the Loop album. The album garnered a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary
In 1995, First Wish arrived, which was Botti's solo debut. His sophomore album, Midnight Without You,
was issued in 1997. These works were followed by Slowing Down The World (1999).The prolific artist additionally served as
a member of Bruford Levin Upper Extremities. The experimental, jazz band put out the score for the flick, Caught (1996).
on, Botti met Bobby Colomby, who introduced him to Columbia Records. Colomby, the drummer and original member of Blood, Sweat
& Tears, became Botti's manager and producer. Night Sessions (2001) was Botti's debut Columbia release. A year later,
he cut December - a holiday album - which featured a Richard Marx composition. It was the first and only time Botti ever lent
his vocals to a project.
In 2003, Botti came out with A Thousand Kisses Deep. The album included a number of originals
and covers that highlighted Botti's appeal as both a pop and jazz artist. The album was followed by When I Fall In Love a
year later. In 2005, Botti issued To Love Again: The Duets. And in 2006, Chris Botti Live: With Orchestra and Special Guests
was his first PBS collaboration. The album and platinum-certified DVD illuminated duets with notable artists like Jill Scott,
Gladys Knight, Burt Bacharach, Sting and Renee Olstead. Italia came out in 2007, which highlighted Botti's Italian heritage,
including tunes like Venice, Estate and Ave Maria. At the end of 2007, the album received a Grammy nod for Best Pop Instrumental
Two years later, Chris Botti in Boston was released. The album contained a performance with the Boston Pops Orchestra.
Botti took the stage with famous artists like John Mayer, Sting, Josh Groban, Steven Tyler, Yo Yo Ma and Katharine McPhee.
In 2011, Chris Botti released his solo album, This Is Chris Botti. Today, he continues to create new music that draws in fans
from all over the country. Don't miss your chance to see this dynamic artist perform live. Get your tickets today.
Chris Botti Hit Albums
Four of Chris Botti's albums have climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard jazz albums chart.
His albums include: First Wish (1995); Midnight Without You (1997); Slowing Down the World (1999); Night Sessions (2001);
December (2002); A Thousand Kisses Deep (2003); When I Fall in Love (2004); To Love Again: The Duets (2005); Italia (2007);
and Impressions (2012).
Chris Botti Trivia
Chris Botti's choice of instruments is as extraordinary as
his music. He plays a Martin Committee large bore Handcraft trumpet that dates back to 1939. He used to play it with a No.
3 silver-plated mouthpiece from Bach (1926) but currently uses a Leblanc Vacchiano Harmon mute from the 1950s.
Botti Concert Experience
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