Trumpeter Chris Botti: Blowing His Horn To Worldwide Acclaim

Through the 1980s and '90s, Chris Botti had a relatively successful career as an in-demand session musician and sideman, and as a composer and producer. Then, in 2001, after he signed to Columbia Records, the stars aligned; since that time he's gone from strength to strength garnering worldwide acclaim as a live performer and selling millions of records.

WRTI's Jim Cotter caught up with the superstar trumpeter when Botti was in town to play with The Philadelphia Orchestra.

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Yes! These are some of the best questions I've ever heard anybody ask Chris. And, as always, he is a thoughtful and engaging interviewee. A pleasure to listen to, and a reinforcement for the mutual respect and care between Chris and us, his back-at-ya audience.

This is a GREAT interview! Thanks for posting it! Smile