If you want to understand where Kamasi Washington comes from, as an artist, you only need to take a look at his music collection.
There are certain elements that are always associated with a Chris Botti performance: lush orchestrations, elegant presentation, luxury, coolness. But in the end it is all about musicianship.
Kamasi Washington, a bona fide jazz superstar, is coming back to Australia. Part of his appeal and impact comes from the way that he combines two african-american traditions, jazz and hip hop. This is not just a musical game.
There’s a reason Chris Botti has become so popular and his showmanship is definitely a factor. Here’s the trumpet player introducing Kathrine McPhee in a flirtatious rendition of a Cole Porter classic, mostly associated with Frank Sinatra.
Chris Botti’s playing is one of the best definitions of ‘finesse’ one can find. Paired with the sublime Yo-Yo Ma in a tribute to the ‘Maestro’ Ennio Morricone, he shines, playing one of the most beautiful pieces of cinematic music ever written.
Kamasi Washington, a bona fide jazz superstar, is coming back to Australia. Here’s the wonderful video for his equally wonderful composition, ‘Truth’.
Nothing says ‘chill’ like Chris Botti’s trumpet. Chris Botti – The Steps of Positano from JazzArts on Vimeo. The world’s biggest selling jazz instrumentalist, Chris Botti, returns to play at some of the leading concert venues in Australia. For complete tour and ticketing including VIP details,visit live nation’s website.
As both a trumpeter and composer, Chris Botti has established a reputation as a versatile musician in both jazz and pop music for his ability to fuse both styles.
Ella Fitzgerald visited Australia four times – in 1954, in 1960, in 1970 and in 1978 – and Dr Ian D. Clark sheds light to each of these tours, offering valuable insight on the impact, the press coverage, the audience reception, everything. Apart from info of specific Australian interest which are hard to find anyplace else, the book contains photos and press clippings, which makes it a must-have for every Australian jazz fan.
Bringing together locals and visitors for its third year, theMarysville Jazz and Blues Weekendwill come alive on Friday 20 October – Sunday 22 October.The award-winning festival is set to celebrate music, food, wine, and community.