Schwob School of Music and The 25th National Trumpet Competition Present Chris Botti in Concert. Trumpet virtuoso Chris Botti has made a lasting impression on his audiences ever since his first touring gig with Frank Sinatra in the ’80s. The trumpeter’s style and grace can’t be matched as he fills the room with the sounds of his 1939 Handcraft brass trumpet, spellbinding audiences with the instrument’s rich tones. The Grammy Award winner has played with a number of legendary artists including Sting and Andrea Bocelli, captivating audiences with signature hits like “Regroovable” alongside classics like “Ave Maria.” Chris Botti never fails to disappoint, and he’s sure to take fans on a musical journey they won’t soon forget with this concert.
Influenced by his mother’s musical background, Chris Botti began playing the trumpet at age nine, but it wasn’t until he heard the classic Miles Davis track “My Funny Valentine” several years later that he decided to pursue a career in music. During his senior year at Indiana University, Botti toured with Frank Sinatra, which led to a number of gigs with famous artists like Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin and Natalie Cole. Since then, he’s released ten studio albums — seven have reached Top 10 spots on the Billboard Jazz chart — and sold three million records. He’s also been the host of the radio show Chill With Chris Botti and performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra alongside John Mayer, Josh Groban, and Yo-Yo Ma. Back on the road in 2014, the trumpet virtuoso is set to captivate fans on his highly anticipated world tour.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
“Chris Botti and his group are the best of the best in the arena of ultra-talented musicians. Of course the handsome man with the horn never lets his audience down. Even though he performs 300 days a year, he gives the audience his all as though it’s one show just for them.”
“Not only does Chris Botti shine with his talents, he has top notch musicians and a singer to make it an overall outstanding, entertaining evening. …will definitely try to see the next show!”
“Chris Botti was charming in relating to the audience, and put on a spectacular display of musicianship. He’s one of, if not the best, at his craft.”