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Chris Botti At The Charleston Music Hall

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Chris Botti The Charleston Music Hall Charleston, SC October 17, 2019 Miles Davis played Birth of Cool on one, Dizzy Gillespie had the bell bent upward on one, and Chris Botti has one, made in 1939. We are talking about the fabled early Martin Committee Handcraft #3 large bore trumpet, designed by a committee of symphony trumpeters to be simply the finest made. Davis had Committees made for him, even when they ...


Chris Botti at Blue Note Jazz Club

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Chris Botti Blue Note Jazz Club 10th Annual Holiday Residency New York, NY January 2, 2015 Chris Botti has held his own as a contemporary music darling since making splashes as both a studio and live musician in the mid-1990s. Gracefully sidestepping knee-jerk criticism and bolstered by widespread praise, he has forged a smooth, individual path across a variety of genres, earning an equally diverse fan base along the way. Whether or not one ...


Chris Botti & Band: Two-Week Residence at Yoshi's

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Chris BottiYoshi's San Francisco/Yoshi's OaklandJanuary 23 and February 2San Francisco's Fillmore District has re-emerged to claim its rightful status as the epicenter for jazz on the West Coast. This renaissance is thanks to the visionary owners of the Yoshi's enterprise in Oakland, California and now in San Francisco: Kaz Kajimura and Yoshi Akiba. A scene that was thought to be dying has been brought back to life. Trumpeter Chris Botti, who is currently touring to promote his ...


Chris Botti: Italia

Read "Italia" reviewed by Adela M. Brito

Trumpeter Chris Botti's interpretations are thoughtful and his original compositions impressive. He's smooth without actually being in the Smooth Jazz category. He improvises, and has a touch of Miles, but doesn't go on at great length. He's in a genre all his own, and that's what makes him so remarkable.

Italia is a formidable set of compositions, ranging from film music to classical opera, along with Botti's title track. It captures the romance and sweeping ...


Chris Botti: Italia

Read "Chris Botti: Italia" reviewed by Katrina-Kasey Wheeler

When one thinks of Italy certain things come to mind, chief among them--romance, fashion, the culinary arts and a cherished optimistic outlook on life. For years, the Italian arts have chronicled the human condition. And now, prolific trumpeter Chris Botti has personified this through his release, Italia (Columbia, 2007); employing outstanding singers Andrea Bocelli, Paula Cole and a posthumous duet with Dean Martin. The result is something truly extraordinary.Musical excellence is synonymous with both Botti and Bocelli. They ...


An Evening with Chris Botti: Gala and Concert

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Chris BottiMontalvo Arts CenterSaratoga, CaliforniaSeptember 19th, 2007On Wednesday night, concertgoers and performing arts supporters gathered in Saratoga, California at the Montalvo Arts Center--an exquisite venue and an ideal place to see an artist perform. It is quite intimate and offers a convivial atmosphere. The Chris Botti Gala and Concert is a benefit supporting the Montalvo Arts Center's Arts Education programs--an outreach to youth in low-income and underserved schools in the Santa Clara and the San ...


Chris Botti: A Night with the San Francisco Symphony

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Chris BottiDavies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CaliforniaJuly 14th, 2007Davies Symphony Hall was abuzz with Chris Botti enthusiasts as they took their seats and the lights dimmed. The evening commenced as Randall Craig Fleischer joined the San Francisco Symphony on stage, leading them in Leonard Bernstein's riveting “Times Square from On the Town. Fleischer announced that every conductor has at one point or another wanted to be exactly like Leonard Bernstein, including himself. In fact, Fleischer ...


Chris Botti: December Songs

Read "Chris Botti: December Songs" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Since his debut solo release in 1995, trumpeter Chris Botti is a musician who has gained widespread appeal, presenting many sides of jazz as well as delving subtly into pop and classical genres. His collaborations have included such artists as Spyro Gyra, Renee Olstead, Sting, Michael Bublé and Jill Scott. And his live shows have melded contemporary and smooth jazz with the dissonance of Miles Davis' Bitches Brew (Columbia/Legacy, 1999).

Botti's latest release, December (Columbia, 2006), is a reissue of ...


Chris Botti: To Love Again

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Clearly a ballad album, To Love Again combines Chris Botti's warm trumpet tone and immaculate articulation with strings on a program designed to cure what ails ya. Guest vocalists make the session appeal to a broad audience, while the trumpeter's focus on his intimate ensemble interpretations remains its healthiest feature. His trumpet mastery has developed into a cornucopia of rich fascination.

With familiar standards such as “I'll Be Seeing You," “What's New?" and “Embraceable You," Botti lets his ...


Chris Botti: When I Fall In Love

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While his ballad album emphasizes the clear tone and gentle spirit that this lyrical trumpeter releases quite naturally, it also serves to exhibit the nuances with which Chris Botti can convince. His subtle improvisations ooze heartfelt emotion from start to finish. Comparisons with Miles Davis and Chet Baker prove valid. While Columbia prefers to market his good looks and youthful, boyish charm, they know they've got a winning formula here, in this evocative trumpet soloist.

Backed by a ...


Chris Botti: A Thousand Kisses Deep

Read "A Thousand Kisses Deep" reviewed by Brian Soergel

Trumpeter Chris Bottis “Indian Summer" is one of the freshest smooth jazz singles heard on the radio for awhile, and it just further cements Botti's status as one of the genre's top stars. He gets tons of recognition opening for Sting, and deservedly so. Like fellow trumpeter Rick Braun, Botti plays notes that move the heart while writing memorable melodies that can stick in your head all day. This guy is as smooth as Burt Bacharach, from whom he borrows ...


Chris Botti Cools Connecticut

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Trumpeter Chris Botti, hot off of Sting's sold-out North American “Sacred Love" tour, slid into New Haven, headlining his own contemporary jazz jam. April 2, 2004 - Lyman Hall at Southern Connecticut State University is where the cool combustion took place. (He even looks like Sting.)Promoting his most recent Columbia label release, A Thousand Kisses Deep , Botti showcased his talents as both a pop performer and a pure jazz trumpet balladeer. The 2003 release features a diverse group ...

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