Chris Botti is a Grammy-winning, New York Italian, trumpet player who is one of America’s most popular jazz instrumentalists. His name is pronounced “bow-tee.”
Chris Botti in New York City
Botti tours constantly from his New York City home. He has played a holiday gig at the Blue Note for many years. It’s become a New York holiday tradition.
Botti plays the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 8pm. From $29
Chris Botti, Jazz Instrumentalist
Botti lived in Italy for several years as a child. He started playing music in college, touring with Frank Sinatra and Buddy Rich.
Botti then joined Paul Simon’s band for the 1990s and toured with Sting in 1999 – 2000.
2004’s “When I Fall in Love,” made Botti one of the top-selling American instrumental artists. He has close ties with PBS and has crossed over into pop music.
Chris Botti Albums
First Wish (1995)
This was Botti’s first solo album.
Night Sessions (2001)
This was Botti’s first release on Columbia, his current label. Blending Jazz and Pop put Botti on the star track.
When I Fall in Love (2004)
This was Botti’s first #1 on the U.S. Jazz charts. He has been starring ever since.
To Love Again (2004)
The album hit #1 on the U.S. Jazz charts.
The album hit #1 on the U.S. Jazz charts. It earned a 2008 Grammy nomination for “Best Pop Instrumental Album.”
Chris Botti In Boston (2010)
This album with the Boston Pops Orchestra features star cameos from Yo-Yo Ma, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Sting and others.
The album hit #1 on the U.S. Jazz charts. It earned a 2013 Grammy for “Best Pop Instrumental Album
Pasts New York City Shows
Sunday, March 8, 2020 ~ Botti plays the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey at 7pm. From $39
December 9, 2019 – January 5, 2020 ~ Botti plays his 15th annual Holiday Residency at The Blue Note in Greenwich Village. Sets at 8pm & 10:30pm. From $55
Botti plays both Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
He’s been doing this since 2005. You never know who will show up in the audience.
The 2017 band was:
- Chris Botti
- Lee Pearson – Drums
- Michael Olatuja – Bass
- Leonardo Amuedo – Guitar
- Taylor Eigsti – Piano
- Rachel Eckroth – Keyboards
- Sy Smith – Vocals
- Sandy Cameron – Violin
Botti plays the Blue Note Jazz Festival at Sony Hall in Midtown, Manhattan, Sunday – Monday, June 24 – 25, 2018 with shows at 8 pm & 10:30 pm. $85 – $125