Trumpeter Touches Emotions
Chris Botti matches his soulful playing with a wide range of collaborating vocalists
By Marcia Manna, The San Diego Union-Tribune
When Chris Botti makes a total stranger cry, he figures he has done his job.
“My favorite compliment is when someone comes up to me at a show and says, ‘I didn’t know who you were and here I am bawling, and that never happened before,’” says Botti, who brings his sophisticated trumpeter’s tone to Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay on Friday and Temecula’s Thornton Winery on Sunday.
The contemporary jazz instrumentalist is touring to support “Impressions,” a CD that showcases a diverse group of artists, including Herbie Hancock, Andrea Bocelli, Vince Gill and Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler.