Chris Botti (pronounced bow-tee) is a Grammy-winning Italian-American jazz trumpeter. Since 2004’s When I Fall in Love, Botti has become the top-selling American instrumental artist. He has close ties with PBS and has crossed over into Pop.
Bergen Performing Arts Center
Sunday, March 8, 2020 ~ Botti plays the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey at 7pm. From $39
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.
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
The Chris Botti Band in Concert at The Wiltern Los Angeles
2019 Holiday Residency
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
Blue Note Jazz Festival
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