Chris Botti

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 8:00PM
Copeland Hall

Chris Botti
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Playing with his uniquely expressive sound and soaring musical imagination, trumpeter Chris Botti’s newest work, Impressions, is the latest in a stellar parade of albums that have firmly established him as the world’s largest selling jazz instrumentalist. Add to that a Grammy for “Best Pop Instrumental Album” and four #1 albums on Billboard’s Jazz Albums listings. The album’s far-ranging program encompasses many areas, deeply influenced by conversations Botti had with fans during the busy, world-wide touring that keeps him on the road as many as 300 days a year. Botti seemed destined to become a musician — and even to become the kind of musician he is today — almost from the very beginning. His affection for melody, space and balance has become an intrinsic aspect of Botti’s musical vision. His early career was spent crafting his skills in settings reaching from the Buddy Rich Big Band and Frank Sinatra to Natalie Cole and Joni Mitchell. Throughout the ‘90s and into the new century, Botti played extensively with Paul Simon, and had an especially creative association with Sting. Now a major artist in his own right, performing worldwide and selling more than three million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre which has thoroughly established Chris Botti as one of the important, innovative figures of the contemporary music world.

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