Chris Botti Schedule
Trumpeter and composer, and Grammy Award-winner Chris Botti established himself as a dynamic,
crossover musician accomplished in both pop and jazz 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: Kravis Center Dreyfoos Hall in West Palm Beach, Florida;
Knight Concert Hall at Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, Florida; Capitol Theatre in Clearwater, Florida; Midland Center for
the Arts in Midland, Michigan; McCoy Center for the Arts in New Albany, Ohio; Weidner Center for the Performing Arts in Green
Bay, Wisconsin; Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, Virginia; Symphony Hall in Atlanta, Georgia; Kleinhans
Music Hall in Buffalo, New York; McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California; Cerritos Center in Cerritos, California; Uptown
Theatre in Napa, California; Abravenel Hall in Salt Lake City in Utah; Ferguson Center for the Arts Concert Hall in Newport
News, Virginia; Jones Hall in Houston, Texas; and Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington, D.C.
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
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 Jazz Performance.
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).
Later 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.
2011, Chris Botti released his solo album, This Is Chris Botti.
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
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.
Chris Botti Concert Experience
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