“A musical alchemist who tastefully mixes genres for his own brand of fusion” Associated Press
“Virtuosic trumpet work… inventive melody-making… engaging onstage presence” Los Angeles Times
“Cool, elegant romanticism” Washington Post
“You see a star a mile off” Sting
He is the complete package: a versatile musician who excels in diverse genres from jazz to pop to rock, a consummate performer who has shared the stage with some of the world’s top musicians, and a born showman with captivating on-stage presence.
Come and meet Chris Botti – America’s top-selling instrumental artist, a regular at the top of the Billboard album charts and a Grammy Award winner with a form of creative expression that goes way beyond the limit of any single music genre. From transformational jazz standards to irresistible interpretations of pop classics, Botti’s appeal has proved boundless. His sound is warm, velvety, majestic and sure. Whether heard in small combos at the White House or backed by major orchestras in Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, Sydney Opera House or the Real Teatro di San Carlo in Italy, Botti’s music breathes romance, sophistication and style. Not to mention the stellar artists that he has performed and recorded with – George Coleman, Herbie Hancock, Bob Dylan, Yo-Yo Ma, Sting, Barbara Streisand, Paul Simon, Steven Tyler, Andrea Bocelli, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Michael Bublé, even Frank Sinatra, Woody Shaw and the Buddy Rich Band.
Born to an Italian father and American concert-pianist mother, Botti committed to the trumpet at 12 after hearing Miles Davis playing My Funny Valentine. That one recording inspired the love of melody, space and balance that underpins his soaring musical imagination.
Smooth and irresistibly charming, Chris Botti is firmly established as one of the most important and innovative figures in the contemporary music world today. Don’t miss this jazz-pop powerhouse with his ten-piece band in Hong Kong.