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Trumpeter Chris Botti to Perform with the Houston Symphony, 4/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

On April 25, 26 and 27, one of the contemporary music world's most innovative and exciting figures heads back to Houston. With his uniquely expressive sound and soaring musical imagination, superstar Chris Botti will rejoin the Houston Symphony to perform some of his favorite tunes along with music from his newest CD, Impressions. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chris Botti Plays Joins New York Pops for Season Opener
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 07, 2013

On Friday, October 4, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, opened its 2013-2014 concert season at Carnegie Hall with special guest Chris Botti. The internationally renowned jazz trumpeter joined The New York Pops to perform a new spin on classic standards and other favorites. Check out photos from inside the special event below! (more...)

Chris Botti Begins Blue Note Performances on Wednesday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

Chris Botti returns to the Blue Note with his band this Monday for his annual 3-week residency including New Year's Eve. This year's lineup features Chris Botti (trumpet), Billy Kilson (drums), Billy Childs(piano), Lisa Fischer (vocals), Ben Butler (guitar 12/17-26),Leonardo Amuedo (guitar 12/27-1/6), Richie Goods (bass), Andy Ezrin (keyboards), Arianna Warsaw-Fan (violin 12/17-26), andCaroline Campbell (violin 12/27-1/6). New Year's Eve will include a champagne toast, hats, noisemakers, a countdown and balloon drop. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chris Botti Live in Concert
by Oliver Oliveros - Jun 27, 2012

Gracing the Manila concert scene anew with his impressive musicianship and palpable charisma, Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti held a one-night only concert at Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila - presented by RadioHigh 105.9 FM - last week. (more...)

Chris Botti Returns to Blue Note, 12/13-1/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2010

Chris Botti returns to the Blue Note for his annual three-week residence from December 13 to January 2, including Christmas and New Year's Eve. This year, Botti is bringing a new band that features drummer Billy Kilson, guitarist Mark Whitfield, pianist Billy Childs, keyboardist Andy Ezrin, bassist Carlos Henriquez, vocalist Lisa Fischer, and violinists Caroline Campbell and Chee-Yun. Botti's accessible style, charm, and impressive backing band have kept him at the top of the contemporary jazz world for years. With a warm, effortless tone on the trumpet, Botti seamlessly weaves songs from the pop, jazz, classical and contemporary genres into each set. His Blue Note runs have been star-studded affairs over the last few years, boasting guest artists like John Mayer and Sting, and this year's series will be no different. As an artist who plays mostly concert halls all over the world, playing for three weeks at such an intimate club is a treat for Botti, who calls the Blue Note his favorite stop of the year. (more...)

Chris Botti Returns to Blue Note, 12/13-1/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2010

Chris Botti returns to the Blue Note for his annual three-week residence from December 13 to January 2, including Christmas and New Year's Eve. This year, Botti is bringing a new band that features drummer Billy Kilson, guitarist Mark Whitfield, pianist Billy Childs, keyboardist Andy Ezrin, bassist Carlos Henriquez, vocalist Lisa Fischer, and violinists Caroline Campbell and Chee-Yun. Botti's accessible style, charm, and impressive backing band have kept him at the top of the contemporary jazz world for years. With a warm, effortless tone on the trumpet, Botti seamlessly weaves songs from the pop, jazz, classical and contemporary genres into each set. His Blue Note runs have been star-studded affairs over the last few years, boasting guest artists like John Mayer and Sting, and this year's series will be no different. As an artist who plays mostly concert halls all over the world, playing for three weeks at such an intimate club is a treat for Botti, who calls the Blue Note his favorite stop of the year. (more...)

Blue Note Jazz Club Announces January Performance Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2009

The Blue Note Jazz Club and Restaurant in NYC has announced its performance schedule for January. (more...)

KETC Channel 9 and Fox Concerts Present Trumpeter Chris Botti
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2009

KETC Channel 9 and Fox Concerts present best selling jazz trumpeter CHRIS BOTTI at the Fabulous Fox Theatre Friday, September 18 at 8 p.m. Ticketsare on sale now and are $50, $45, & $40. All prices are subject to change. This show is the rescheduled performance from September 13, 2008. If you had purchased seats for the 2008 dateyou will need to contact MetroTix and exchange tickets for the new date. (more...)

Trumpeter Chris Botti re-ups with JVC Jazz Fest - Newport
by Randy Rice - Jul 17, 2006

After dropping out of the line-up to tour with Earth, Wind & Fire, Botti is back on the bill for August 13, 2006 (more...)

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