Chris Botti


Wednesday, April 18, 2007


WVU Creative Arts Center

About the Event

Trumpeter Chris Botti is a gifted instrumentalist, a talented composer, and a charismatic performer who—since the release of his first solo album in 1995—has created a series of recordings that have made him a virtual genre-of-one in the realm of contemporary jazz. Through his singular combination of lush atmospheres and thoughtful improvisations, Botti has earned both critical acclaim and mainstream appreciation. The Los Angeles Times calls him “a break-out musical star.” His latest CD To Love Again showcases his inimitable velvet tone and sublime trumpet phrasings on the songs “No Ordinary Love,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” and “Cinema Paradiso.” Before embarking on his solo career, Botti was a featured soloist in the touring bands of Sting and Paul Simon. The list of musicians Botti has performed with includes Marc Cohn, Joni Mitchell, and Natalie Merchant. Enjoy an unforgettable evening of classic romantic jazz in the intimate atmosphere of the Creative Arts Center Concert Theatre.