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Chris Botti
Trumpet Superstar

Chris Botti

Jan 09 - Jan 14
Miner Auditorium

Chris 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 subtle trumpeter with a sumptuous sound, 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.”

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In concert, the melodious trumpeter is as likely to play the second movement of Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” as he is Al Green’s grooving “Let’s Stay Together."

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
Sandy Cameron  violin
Leonardo Amuendo  guitar
Taylor Eigsti  piano
Reggie Hamilton  bass
Lee Pearson  drums
Rafael Moras  vocals
Rachel Eckroth  vocals
Sy Smith  vocals

Clarion tone and tasteful melodicism.

Billboard

Personnel

Chris Botti  trumpet
Sandy Cameron  violin
Leonardo Amuendo  guitar
Taylor Eigsti  piano
Reggie Hamilton  bass
Lee Pearson  drums
Rafael Moras  vocals
Rachel Eckroth  vocals
Sy Smith  vocals

Clarion tone and tasteful melodicism.

Billboard

Watch & Listen

Chris Botti

Let's Fall in Love

Chris Botti

Tango Suite (feat. Herbie Hancock)

Chris Botti

Let's Fall in Love

Chris Botti

Tango Suite (feat. Herbie Hancock)