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Chris Botti

Biography

Though most widely known like a contemporary jazz performer, trumpeter Chris Botti made his initial splash around the pop music scene. A indigenous of Oregon, he began playing at age ten, and started performing expertly while still in senior high school. After learning in the exclusive Indiana University or college music system under mentioned jazz educator David Baker, Botti relocated to NY, where he offered with saxophonist George Coleman and trumpet great Woody Shaw. In 1990, Botti was asked to become listed on Paul Simon’s music group, where he continued to be for another five years. Finally, in 1995, he documented his single debut, First Want, a record merging the noises of modern pop-jazz using the textures of artwork rock. After rating the 1996 film Captured, Botti resurfaced in 1997 along with his second LP, Midnight Without You, that was followed by SLOWING the entire world in 1999. 2 yrs later on, he was a presented soloist on Sting’s COMPLETELY NEW Day globe tour, and that point allowed Botti to rediscover aged musical passions and produce new ones. Documented in LA, 2001’s Night Classes captured such jazzy pop. That muse was explored additional in 2003 with ONE THOUSAND Kisses Deep, also to a lesser degree on the even more traditional orchestral jazz of 2004’s ONCE I Fall in Like. That record was his 1st Top 40 access, and it had been followed by the quantity 18 strike To Like Once again: The Duets in 2005. Another Best 40 positioning, Italia, adopted in 2007, using the live recording Chris Botti in Boston pursuing in ’09 2009. In 2012, Botti came back with the studio room recording Impressions. Concentrating on his like of melody, Impressions features Botti collaborating with such performers as jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, guitarist Tag Knopfler, country vocalist Vince Gill, composer/pianist/maker David Foster, and much more.

Quick Facts


Full Name Chris Botti
Height 1.83 m
Profession Trumpeter, Radio personality
Education Indiana University Bloomington, Mt. Hood Community College
Nationality American
Awards Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album
Music Groups Incognito, Bruford Levin Upper Extremities
Music Songs The Look of Love, My Funny Valentine, Cinema Paradiso, Good Morning Heartache, Irresistible Bliss, The Very Thought of You, Emmanuel, All Would Envy, What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?, Midnight Without You, Ever Since We Met, To Love Again, Lover Man, I've Got You Under My Skin, How Love Should Be, Let There Be Love, Love Gets Old, Per Te, Mr. Wah, Here's That Rainy Day, My One and Only Love, Do It in Luxury, Back Into My Heart, What a Wonderful World, Time to Say Goodbye, Hallelujah, Prelude No. 20 in C Minor, Sevdah, My Favorite Things, Like I Do Now, The Last Three Minutes, The Steps of Positano
Albums When I Fall in Love, Night Sessions, Impressions, Chris Botti in Boston, A Thousand Kisses Deep, Slowing Down the World, Italia, To Love Again: The Duets, December, First Wish, Midnight Without You, Live: With Orchestra and Special Guests, This is Chris Botti (International Version), The Very Best Of, Dave's True Story [version 2002], December (2006)
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Grammy Award for Best Music Film, Soul Train Music Award for Best Traditional Jazz Performance
Movies Chris Botti in Boston, Tony Bennett: An American Classic, Caught, Chris Botti & Friends: Night Sessions: Live in Concert, Chris Botti: Live with Orchestra and Special Guests
TV Shows The Caroline Rhea Show


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1 Chris credits Sting with putting his career on the map after Sting hired him as a featured soloist for his Brand New Day tour in 1999.
2 Touring with two other musicians. Getting ready for the September 16th release of "A Thousand Kisses Deep", a new album. [August 2003]
3 Named one of People magazine's most beautiful people of 2004.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bi no tsubo 2013 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Dancing with the Stars 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Chris Botti in Boston 2009 TV Movie performer: "Ave Maria", "When I Fall In Love", "Caruso", "Seven Days", "Broken Vow", "Flamenco Sketches", "Hallelujah", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Cinema Paradiso", "The Look Of Love", "Emmanuel", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "Cryin'", "Smile", "Indian Summer", "Shape Of My Heart", "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You", "Time To Say Goodbye"
The Bread 2008 Short performer: "Embraceable You"
August Rush 2007 performer: "God Bless the Child"
Tony Bennett: An American Classic 2006 TV Special performer: "Because of You"
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2005 TV Movie documentary performer: "Embraceable You"
Great Performances 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Caught 1996 producer: "Forgiven" / writer: "Forgiven"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bucket List 2007 musician: trumpet
Crazy Love 2007/I Documentary musician: trumpet
Playing by Heart 1998 musician: solo trumpet
Caught 1996 musician: trumpet / original score producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Performances 2014 TV Series With Special Appearances by: Solo Trumpet
Hearts of Fire 1987 Colt's Band Member

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Caught 1996

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live from Lincoln Center 2010-2015 TV Series Himself - Performer / Himself
Tavis Smiley 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn 2013 TV Movie Himself
Twenty Feet from Stardom 2013 Documentary Himself
Good Morning America 2012 TV Series Himself
Sing Sing Sing! 2011 Documentary
Spicks and Specks 2011 TV Series Himself
That Morning Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Soundstage 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2002-2009 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Chris Botti in Boston 2009 TV Movie Himself
Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs of Joy & Peace 2008 TV Movie Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2008 TV Series Himself - Musical Support
Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows 2008 TV Movie Himself
Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon 2008 Documentary Himself
The View 2005-2007 TV Series Himself
Great Performances 2005-2007 TV Series Himself
Today 2007 TV Series Himself
Tony Bennett: An American Classic 2006 TV Special Himself - Performer
Newport Jazz Festival 2006 TV Movie Himself
JCPenney Jam: The Concert for America's Kids 2006 TV Special Himself - Performer
An American Celebration at Ford's Theater 2006 TV Movie Himself
Legends Ball 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis: Showcase 2006 TV Movie Himself
Legends of Jazz 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2006 TV Series Himself
Chris Botti Live: With Orchestra and Special Guests 2006 Video documentary Himself
The Young and the Restless 2005 TV Series Himself
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer
The Tony Danza Show 2004-2005 TV Series Himself
Chris Botti: To Love Again 2005 Video short Himself
Sting: Inside - The Songs of Sacred Love 2003 TV Special documentary Trumpet
The Caroline Rhea Show 2003 TV Series Himself
Chris Botti & Friends: Night Sessions Live in Concert 2002 Video documentary Himself
Sting ...All This Time 2001 Video documentary Trumpet
Sting: The Brand New Day Tour - Live from the Universal Amphitheatre 2000 Video documentary Trumpet
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995 TV Series Himself
Paul Simon's Concert in the Park 1991 TV Movie documentary Musician

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Instrumental Album For the album "Impressions"

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Long Form Music Video Chris Botti in Boston (2009) · Jim Gable (video director)
· Bobby Colomby (video producer)


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