Chris Botti News

The Pacific Symphony Presents KENNY G, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Sultry, sweet sounds of saxophone superstar Kenny G mellifluously meld with the full orchestra, when Pacific Symphony delivers a jazz-infused summer evening of music, led by guest conductor Albert-George Schram. In a recording career that spans three decades and 23 albums, the Grammy Award-winning Kenny G has sold more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and enjoyed more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's contemporary jazz chart. By grafting elements of R&B, pop and Latin to his smooth jazz foundation, Kenny G has solidified his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz. Having made his debut with Pacific Symphony in February 2013 for a romantic Valentine's Day weekend celebration, Kenny G returns to Orange County on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m., to perform at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine as part of Mercedes-Benz presents Summer Festival 2014. (more...)

Jazz Legend Kenny G to Perform at Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Sultry, sweet sounds of saxophone superstar Kenny G mellifluously meld with the full orchestra, when Pacific Symphony delivers a jazz-infused summer evening of music, led by guest conductor Albert-George Schram. In a recording career that spans three decades and 23 albums, the Grammy Award-winning Kenny G has sold more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and enjoyed more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's contemporary jazz chart. (more...)

Chris Botti Announces 10th Annual Holiday Residency at Blue Note Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Blue Note Jazz Club, one of the world's most iconic jazz and blues venues based in Greenwich Village, has announced world renowned trumpeter Chris Botti's milestone 10th Annual Holiday Residency. The three-week engagement at the club will run Monday, December 15, 2014 through Sunday, January 4, 2015, with two shows each evening (including Christmas Eve and New Years Eve performances). (more...)

Jay Leno, Wynton Marsalis, Audra McDonald, Natalie Cole, Alvin Ailey and More Set for Tilles Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post, Long Island's leading showplace, today announced its 2014-15 season, featuring some of the most celebrated stars of comedy, music, and dance. (more...)

Earth, Wind & Fire, GUYS & DOLLS and More Just Announced at the King Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The Maxwell C. King Center For The Performing Arts just announced four new shows this season, including Marc Antoine, Earth, Wind & Fire, Mary Chapin Carpenter and GUYS & DOLLS. Details below! (more...)

Chris Isaak and Chris Botti to Perform Together for the First Time at the Hollywood Bowl, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Two suave and sophisticated stars -- Chris Isaak and Chris Botti -- share the stage with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for a romantic evening of beautiful ballads and enchanting melodies, Friday and Saturday, July 11 and 12, at 8 pm. (more...)

Alex Malone Appointed Managing Producer of Symphony Pops
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointment of Alex Malone as the Orchestra's Managing Producer of Symphony Pops, effective June 16, 2014. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Launches Jazz Roots Series Featuring GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating Ray Charles, An Evening with Chris Botti & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces the highly acclaimed JAZZ ROOTS - A Larry Rosen Jazz Series to play in the Walt Disney Theater for the inaugural 2014-2015 season. The concert and educational Jazz series includes GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating Ray Charles, PINK PANTHER 50: Tribute to Henry Mancini, AN EVENING WITH Chris Botti and A NIGHT IN RIO. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Announces 2014-2015 Season Featuring SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW, NEWSIES & more!
by Jillian Gaier - Jun 13, 2014

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has announced additional programming for the inaugural 2014-2015 season. With a wide range of shows that include performances of theater, dance, popular music and family entertainment, the Dr. Phillips Center brings the best of national and international talent to Central Florida, which reflects the vision of Arts For Every Life. (more...)

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, with Milwaukee County Parks, Presents Two Free Outdoor Concerts, 6/8 and 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

As a thank you to the Milwaukee community for its support during the season, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in partnership with Milwaukee County Parks presents a free outdoor concert on Sunday, June 8, 2014 in Cathedral Square Park, led by Associate Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong. The MSO will also perform a free outdoor concert on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in Boerner Botanical Gardens, led by guest conductor Jeff Tyzik. Concerts are free and open to the public. (more...)

Met Opera Rising Stars, POTTED POTTER, Audra McDonald, Bela Fleck and More Set for NJPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

John Schreiber, NJPAC's President and CEO, and David Rodriguez, Executive Producer of the Arts Center, announced today a 2014-15 season packed with new, NJPAC- created, season-long series', collaborations with renowned artists and companies, an expansion of diverse programming, further integration of NJPAC's arts education programs within mainstage performances, and a continuation of the Arts Center's 17-year tradition of presenting world-class artists. With over 100 performances and special events announced for the acoustically superb 2,800- seat Prudential Hall, intimate 514-seat Victoria Theater, 250-seat Chase Room, and outdoors in Theater Square, by artists ranging from Patti LaBelle to The Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars; from Chris Botti to Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience; from Golda's Balcony with Tovah Feldshuh to the Brick City Jazz Orchestra; from Bela Fleck to Lula Washington Dance Theatre; from Beres Hammond to Audra McDonald; and from The Second City to Dinosaur Train Live!, NJPAC's new season has something for everyone. (more...)

Joshua Bell Joins Jacques Lacombe and the NJSO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) present Bell & Lacombe, a one-performance-only program tonight, May 9, at 8 pm in NJPAC's Prudential Hall. The Grammy Award-winning violinist performs Sibelius' Violin Concerto and Ravel's Tzigane on a program that includes Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture and Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1. NJSO Music Director Jacques Lacombe conducts. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin, Vanessa Williams and More Headline Scottsdale Center's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

Tickets for Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' new 2014-15 season will go on sale to the public on Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m. Among the offerings are more than 50 live performances of dance, music, theater, comedy and more. Additional events will be announced at a later date. (more...)

YANNI Releases New Album, INSPIRATO, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

The beautiful instrumental melodies of internationally renowned composer YANNI have gained him over 40 platinum and gold albums throughout the world. Now his popularity looks set to cross even more borders. Working in partnership with the legendary operatic superstar Placido Domingo and Ric Wake, YANNI has assembled a stellar line-up of the greatest singers to perform on his new album, INSPIRATO, available April 29(th) on Sony Music Masterworks. His timeless compositions have been transformed by the addition of lyrics and tell the story of the loves of YANNI's life. (more...)

Steve Tyrell Will Return to Cafe Carlyle, 5/6-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Cafe Carlyle will welcome back GRAMMY Award-winner Steve Tyrell for a two-week engagement, May 6-17. Celebrating his 10th anniversary at the legendary venue, the singer returns with a new show, The Great American Songwriter, featuring the songs of Dorothy Fields, Oscar Hammerstein, Sammy Cahn, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and more. Joining Tyrell on stage will be musical director Quinn Johnson (piano), David Finck (bass), Bob Mann (guitar), Kevin Winard (drums) and Jon Allen (keyboards). (more...)

Trumpeter Chris Botti Performs with the Houston Symphony This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

This weekend, 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: Zucchero and Company Play The Theater at Madison Square Garden
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 24, 2014

On April 23, 2014 Italian rocker Zucchero played to a sold out show at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden. The show also included special guests Sting, Chris Botti, Sam Moore ( of Sam and Dave) Fher (of Mana), Elisa, Jovanotti, Fiorella Mannoia, Andrea Grimmelli and Irene Fornaciari. (more...)

Trumpeter Chris Botti to Rejoin the Houston Symphony for Series of Shows Tomorrow
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...)

Joshua Bell to Join Jacques Lacombe and the NJSO for One Night Only, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) present Bell & Lacombe, a one-performance-only program on Friday, May 9, at 8 pm in NJPAC's Prudential Hall. The Grammy Award-winning violinist performs Sibelius' Violin Concerto and Ravel's Tzigane on a program that includes Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture and Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1. NJSO Music Director Jacques Lacombe conducts. (more...)

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