Here’s a perfect example of this connection between the trumpet player and his guests. The interaction between Chris Bottiand the amazing Miss Jill Scott will make your day. It certainly made ours.
“I’m not interested in doing something for fame’s sake. I’m interested in doing something that I respect and think its a good idea. I’d get a lot of fans if I collaborated with Justin Bieber but I have no connection with him musically, so I don’t go in that direction. I’m not going to collaborate with someone I don’t have real connection with. “
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.
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.
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.