Chris Botti News

Can You Sing? Enter the 6th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal CompetitionCan You Sing? Enter the 6th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

For the sixth consecutive year, singers from around the world will gather online to compete in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition - a 21st century version of the amateur night at the Apollo Theater that helped launch the career of a gifted teenager from Newark, Sarah 'Sassy' Vaughan, more than 70 years ago. (more...)

Audra McDonald, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Jazz, Dance and More Set for NJPAC's 2017-18 SeasonAudra McDonald, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Jazz, Dance and More Set for NJPAC's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center announces its 20th anniversary 2017-18 season with the initial launch of more than 150 performances and special events, all wrapped into a festive new reimagining of the NJPAC brand identity. (more...)

Blue Note Jazz Festival Announces 2017 LineupBlue Note Jazz Festival Announces 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

With over 100 events in 10 venues throughout New York City, the 2017 Blue Note Jazz Festival returns June 1 through 30. (more...)

Annual International Jazz Day Celebration JAZZ ON LAWN OF STATE CAPITOL AnnouncedAnnual International Jazz Day Celebration JAZZ ON LAWN OF STATE CAPITOL Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Downtown Phoenix joins more than 196 global Jazz Day celebrations designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to celebrate jazz and the role it plays in uniting people around the world. April 26th kicks off this year's Int'l Jazz Day Weekend at the AZ State Capitol. (more...)

KT Sullivan and More Coming Up This Spring at BirdlandKT Sullivan and More Coming Up This Spring at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for April 10-April 16, featuring Kevin Eubanks Quartet, with Dave Holland, Nicholas Payton and Jeff Tain Watts, KT Sullivan, Geoffrey Keezer Trio, with Gillian Margot, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Broadway's Leslie Odom, Jr., Audra McDonald, Ashley Brown and More to Headline Milwaukee Symphony Pops' 2017-18 SeasonBroadway's Leslie Odom, Jr., Audra McDonald, Ashley Brown and More to Headline Milwaukee Symphony Pops' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra announced plans today for the 2017.18 Pops Season. The season includes six subscription concerts: Under the Streetlamp with the cast of Chicago's Jersey Boys; Holiday Pops with Andreas Delfs; a semi-staged production of the beloved musical My Fair Lady; Great Balls of Fire! with pianist Tony DeSare; Patriotic Pops with Stuart Chafetz and Broadway star Capathia Jenkins; and Great American Songbook with Jeff Tyzik and vocalist Ashley Brown. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City 2016-17 Season Concludes with THE PIRATES OF PENZANCELyric Opera of Kansas City 2016-17 Season Concludes with THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Lyric Opera of Kansas City concludes its 59th season with Gilbert & Sullivan's delightful comic operetta The Pirates of Penzance  April 22, 26, 28, 29, and 30 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in English with English titles. High res production and artists' photos can be downloaded here . (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sailing to Haiti to Find Broadway Lead; Dates Set!ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sailing to Haiti to Find Broadway Lead; Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold have announced that Once On This Island, the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, is returning to Broadway this fall. (more...)

Birdland Announces April 2017 ScheduleBirdland Announces April 2017 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts. (more...)

Chris Botti Returns to Van Wezel Center This AprilChris Botti Returns to Van Wezel Center This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Trumpeter Chris Botti is returning by popular demand with an intimate live concert at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Wednesday, April 12th at 8PM. He has had four number one albums on the Billboard's Jazz Albums listings and received a Grammy® for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for Impressions. Botti has firmly established himself as the world's largest selling jazz instrumentalist.   (more...)

Ravina Announces 2017 Summer SeasonRavina Announces 2017 Summer Season
by Kevin Pollack - Mar 15, 2017

James Levine, Christoph Eschenbach, Gustavo Dudamel, Susanna Malkki, Kent Nagano, a "virtual" Esa-Pekka Salonen, and three conductors making Chicago Symphony Orchestra debuts take the podium.  (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Famous Duets and Solos of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis ArmstrongNew Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Famous Duets and Solos of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents famous duets and solos of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, including "Love is Here to Stay," "Just One of Those Things" and highlights from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, April 21-23 in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick. Vocalist Marva Hicks and trumpeter Byron Stripling bring Armstrong and Fitzgerald's legendary partnership to life; Lee Musiker conducts. (more...)

Kravis Center Guarantees Music, Music, Music Throughout April with Memorable Concerts and Broadway HitsKravis Center Guarantees Music, Music, Music Throughout April with Memorable Concerts and Broadway Hits
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in April 2017 with an amazing array of musical performances from Broadway to Motown, from classy Nat King Cole to classic Cole Porter, from piano masterpieces to Pokemon. Also, a soul searing drama (Judgment at Nuremberg) and a side-splitting comedy (Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man). (more...)

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Announces March EventsScottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Announces March Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has announced its lineup for March events. See the full schedule below! (more...)

Richmond Jazz Society and Virginia Rep to Present ELLA AT 100 This AprilRichmond Jazz Society and Virginia Rep to Present ELLA AT 100 This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The Richmond Jazz Society and Virginia Repertory Theatre announce Ella at 100, April 25, 2017, 7:00 P.M. at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street. This momentous evening of jazz will celebrate the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald, a Newport News native. Hundreds of events are taking place around the world to celebrate her legacy this spring. The Richmond event falls on Fitzgerald's actual birthday. (more...)

Grammy-Winning Jazz Trumpeter Chris Botti to Perform with Columbus SymphonyGrammy-Winning Jazz Trumpeter Chris Botti to Perform with Columbus Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

The Columbus Symphony presents Chris Botti at the Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) today, February 25, at 8pm. (more...)

Trumpet Legend Chris Botti to Perform at MPAC Next MonthTrumpet Legend Chris Botti to Perform at MPAC Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

ONCE, winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. (more...)

Benzel-Busch Concert Series to Welcome Chris Botti This FebruaryBenzel-Busch Concert Series to Welcome Chris Botti This February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Benzel-Busch Concert Series presents world-wide trumpeter, composer and Grammy winner Chris Botti today, February 16 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Kentucky Center Venues Rank in Worldwide Top 200 ListingKentucky Center Venues Rank in Worldwide Top 200 Listing
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Kentucky Center's Whitney Hall and Brown Theatre have both been recognized among the top 200 theatre venues in the world, based on ticket sales.  Whitney Hall ranked 33rd and the Brown Theatre ranked 149th.  The report was issued by Pollstar, considered to be the only trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry. (more...)

Birdland Jazz Club Announces Schedule for 2/13-19Birdland Jazz Club Announces Schedule for 2/13-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for February 13-19. See all the new acts in the line up below: (more...)

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