The most famous trumpeter CHRIS BOTTI will perform live for the first time in Romania on June 3rd at Sala Palatului in Bucharest alongside eight special guests, as follows: Lee Pearson (LP) – drums, Reggie Hamilton (RH) – bass, Leonardo Amuedo (LA) – guitar, Eldar Djangirov (ED) – piano, Andy Snitzer (AS) – saxophone, Ania Filochowska (AF) – violin, Sy Smith (SS) – vocals (photo right) and tenor Jonathan Johnson, male vocalist in the group. The event is organized by German Quality Entertainment.
Tickets for this great jazz concert to come can be purchased via eventim.ro!
The popular US trumpeter also send a video message to Romanians, for this first show in our country.“Hi, I am jazz trumpeter Chris Botti and I am absolutely thrilled to be coming on June 3rd for the first time to the great city of Bucharest. We’ll gonna be to the Sala Palatului Theater and we will play with an incredible group, some special guests and we are so thrilled to be there. Hope to see everyone out to the show. Take care!”
See Chris Botti video message bellow:
Christopher Botti was born in 1962 in Portland, Oregon. He began playing music at the age of 10 and made his professional debut before graduating from high school. He attended Indiana University’s music program, where he was taught by renowned jazz instructor David Baker.
US trumpeter Chris Botti has toured with pop stars such as Paul Simon and Sting, and has worked as a session musician on the albums of many others, according to encyclopedia.com. With a successful recording career of his own, Botti had released many solo albums and has also composed and produced music for feature films, including Caught and Playing by Heart.
He began playing music at age ten; played professionally while still in high school; moved to New York City after college, played with saxophonist George Coleman and trumpeter Woody Shaw; worked as a session musician on recordings by Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, and others; joined Paul Simon’s band, 1990; recorded first solo album, First Wish, 1995; left Paul Simon’s band, 1995; produced track on Grammy Award-winning album by the Becker Brothers, 1994; composed musical score for feature film Caught, 1996; released second solo album, Midnight Without You, 1997; released Slowing Down the World, 1999; toured with Sting; released solo album Night Sessions, 2001, A Thousand Kisses Deep, 2003, When I Fall in Love, 2004, and To Love Again: The Duets, 2005; toured with vocalist Diana Krall, 2007; issued Italia, 2007.
Besides his solo work, Botti continued to work with a number of popular artists, most visibly with jazz vocalist Diana Krall in 2007. Reflecting on his work as a trumpeter, Botti told the Rivers Cities’ Reader: “In hindsight, one of my greatest strengths in my life was picking an instrument that nobody really plays. There aren’t many trumpet players out there because the instrument’s so tough. It separates me from a lot of competition.”