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#35: Chris Botti with Don Was

March 3, 2020

In this interview recorded at the Blue Note at Sea tent at the Monterey Jazz Festival, trumpeter Chris Botti sits down with Don Was of Blue Note Records to talk about growing up in the Pacific Northwest and his evolution as a musician and performer. This episode is the first of our second season and […]

An Unbelievable Performance

May 11, 2019

By Don Huebscher for the Leader-Telegram Ever since attending “An Evening with Chris Botti” at the Pablo Center at theConfluence last month to kick off the Eau Claire Jazz Festival, I’ve beenstruggling to describe what I and about 800 others witnessed. As I searched for the right words, I came upon them in a description […]

Veteran bandleader Botti delivers once again

July 16, 2018

By Jim Sullivan / Contributing writer – Cape Cod Times HYANNIS — No musician wears quite as many hats — and wears them so well — as does the nattily attired jazz man Chris Botti. He is, at the least, a triple-threat: trumpeter, entertainer/raconteur and bandleader. Let’s consider the last, first. “My job as bandleader,” […]

Chris Botti's bunch fills the stage with jazz for nearly two hours at Artis—Naples

April 17, 2018

Harriet Howard Heithaus, Naples Daily News If Chris Botti’s full 10-second note holds, his impeccable riffs and repertoire from Herbie Hancock to Harold Arlen aren’t enough, how does a coterie of three singers sound? Or would you prefer a Brazilian guitar virtuoso who’s on Botti’s latest disc with that? How about a violinist who can dance […]

Pat Prescott talks PBS Great Performances with Chris Botti

January 23, 2018

By Pat Prescott If you’re a fan of the PBS series Great Performances then you probably already know about Trumpet player Chris Botti. He spent a couple of years on the road with Sting which brought his talent to the attention of fans and critics around the world. Since then his solo shows have been extremely […]

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest a showcase of diversity

August 14, 2017

The San Jose Jazz Summer Fest was quite the rollicking party — from George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic on Friday night through the Whispers closing things out on Sunday evening. In between, trumpeteer Chris Botti put on one of the festival’s most amazing sets ever, elevating what it means to be a headliner at the […]