Over the years, Chris Botti has become one of the most popular trumpet players in the jazz and pop music world. Chris knew his life’s dream was playing music after listening to Miles Davis play perform “My Funny Valentine” live from “Miles Davis – Four & More”
Before venturing out as a solo artist, Chris Botti played in Carnegie Hall as part of the McDonald’s All American High School jazz band and went on tour with Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Bette Midler and others. His time performing with musicians such as Paul Simon, Sting, Tony Bennett and Michael Bublé in & out of the studio inspired the distinct style Botti has to this very day.
One of the most popular songs in the Chris Botti catalog is “Emmanuel” featuring prominent violinist Lucia Micarelli. “Emmanuel” was released as part of Chris Botti in Boston, a live album released in 2009 that also features tracks such as:
The 2004 Chris Botti album When I Fall in Love (approaching 1 million units sold) had the biggest impact on his career. Not only is it a certified Gold record and is one of four #1 jazz albums, but features numerous tracks that he plays in concert including those featuring the likes of Sting, Paula Cole, and Billy Childs.
In 2012, Impressions was released, and went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album. The album featured duets with Herbie Hancock, Andrea Bocelli and Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits.
Other Chris Botti albums of note that helped him become one of the more important and innovative figures in the contemporary music world include:
There are a lot of different Chris Botti songs and albums that you might hear when you go to see him in concert. Between his own solo work and his collaborations with artists such as Sting, Barbra Streisand & Rod Stewart, you never know what might come out of his trumpet.
And one of the highlight events where a Chris Botti tour typically stops is the Blue Note Jazz Festival that takes place during the summer months in locales including New York City, Napa Valley and Miami Beach.
Chris’s live show features a band of 10 stellar musicians. You won’t regret your choice of attending a Chris Botti concert. If you enjoy jazz, then it would be worth your while to see the award-winning and critically acclaimed trumpeter when he comes to your local concert venue.
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