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Chris Botti to Bring Jazz-Pop Favorites to Abravanel Hall, 4/2

Chris Botti to Bring Jazz-Pop Favorites to Abravanel Hall, 4/2

Top-selling American instrumental artist and composer Chris Botti comes to Abravanel Hall for a special performance on April 2 at 8 PM. Experience the pure sounds and clear tones of the trumpet played by a master. Botti has four number one jazz albums and has received multiple Grammy Awards. Most recently, his latest album Impressions won the Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

Accolades from major media sources are numerous. The New York Times critic Nate Chinen heralds Chris Botti's success to "a trumpet sound that suggests the softer side of luminosity, the realm of sunsets and half-moons and low-wattage incandescence. Mellow and pearly, it emits an unabashed beauty of the sort that you could carefully build a career around - as Mr. Botti has, with extravagant success."

David Foster, who co-wrote Impressions, said of Botti's musical style in the LA Times, "Only once in a generation does an instrumentalist come along that breaks the rules, and he's that one. That's the key to his success."

Chris Botti is joined by an ensemble of musicians as he plays hits from his newest album Impressions and favorites from his other albums including When I Fall in Love. The specific songs will be announced by Mr. Botti from the stage during the show.

The Utah Symphony will not be performing on this program.

Single tickets for the performance start at $18 and can be purchased by phone at (801) 355-2787, in person at the Abravanel Hall ticket office (123 W. South Temple) or online by visiting www.utahsymphony.org. Season subscribers can purchase discounted tickets by contacting (801) 533-6683. Those desiring group discounts should call (801) 869-9046. All ticket prices are subject to change and availability, and will increase $5 when purchased on the day of the performance.

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