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Chris Botti

  • Composer
  • Jazz
  • Trumpeter


Chris Botti: One of the world's most popular concert attractions, Chris Botti maintains one of the busiest touring schedules monitored by the industry. Performing more than 250 concerts this past year, Chris’s 2008 concert itinerary included concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and New York’s Carnegie Hall. Botti’s association with Sting--who appeared with the trumpeter on To Love Again and When I Fall In Love--dates back to 1999, when the Chris joined the music legend's band as featured soloist on the "Brand New Day" tour, which lasted two years.

In the studio and on stage, Chris Botti has worked with such leading singer-songwriter/composers as Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell as well as renowned film composer John Barry, among others; as a sideman, he has appeared on dozens of albums, compilations and soundtracks. In addition to receiving an RIAA gold-certification for When I Fall in Love in 2004 and To Love Again (both produced by Bobby Colomby) in 2005, "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" (with vocals by Sting) earned a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals.