Chris Botti
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Chris Botti
Trumpet Superstar

Chris Botti

Jan 07 - Jan 12, 2020
Miner Auditorium
TueJan 7
7:30 PM

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WedJan 8
7:30 PM

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ThuJan 9
7:30 PM

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FriJan 10
7:00 PM

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FriJan 10
9:30 PM

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SatJan 11
7:00 PM

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SatJan 11
9:30 PM

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SunJan 12
3:00 PM

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SunJan 12
7:00 PM

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“With his finely etched features and piercing green eyes, trumpeter Chris Botti combines matinee idol looks with the simmering lyricism of an expert balladeer” (The Mercury News). Botti, the world’s biggest-selling jazz instrumentalist, was never the same after hearing Miles Davis’ version of “My Funny Valentine” when he was 12. A trumpeter with a sumptuous, enveloping tone, fluent phrasing and sense of space, Botti became a masterly musician equally at home in the realms of jazz and pop.

He honed his craft performing and recording with stars like Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and Sting, who featured him on his Brand New Day tour and who was one the stellar artists on Botti’s chart-topping 2009 album Live in Boston. Recorded with the Boston Pops Orchestra, it also featured the versatile trumpeter improvising in the company of Yo-Yo Ma, John Mayer and Steven Tyler. Botti’s 2012 CD Impressions, a ballad collection pairing him artists as various as Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Mark Knopfler and Caroline Campbell, won the GRAMMY for Best Pop Instrumental Album. In concert, the melodious trumpeter is as likely to play the second movement of Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” – played so beautifully by Miles on Sketches of Spain – as he is Al Green’s grooving “Let’s Stay Together” or a leanly romantic “When I Fall in Love.” Botti’s SFJAZZ shows have become a New Year tradition, and always sell out.

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Mr. Botti’s work functions both on the level of flickering intimacy and thundering grandiosity. He’s adept at exuding human warmth on a sweeping scale.

The New York Times

Mr. Botti’s work functions both on the level of flickering intimacy and thundering grandiosity. He’s adept at exuding human warmth on a sweeping scale.

The New York Times

Personnel

Chris Botti trumpet
Lee Pearson drums 
Reggie Hamilton bass
Leonardo Amuedo guitar
Holger Marjamaa piano
Andy Snitzer saxophone
Sandy Cameron violin
Sy Smith vocals

An elegant figure backed by a sharp and aggressive band playing music that alternately charmed and seduced listeners, then gave them license to dance.

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Personnel

Chris Botti trumpet
Lee Pearson drums 
Reggie Hamilton bass
Leonardo Amuedo guitar
Holger Marjamaa piano
Andy Snitzer saxophone
Sandy Cameron violin
Sy Smith vocals

An elegant figure backed by a sharp and aggressive band playing music that alternately charmed and seduced listeners, then gave them license to dance.

Variety

Watch & Listen

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Let's Fall In Love

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Tango Suite (featuring Herbie Hancock)

Chris Botti

Let's Fall In Love

Chris Botti

Tango Suite (featuring Herbie Hancock)