Chris Botti

Jazz
© Fabrizio Ferri
© Fabrizio Ferri

The lyrical sound of the American trumpeter became known mainly through his tours with Sting. After further collaborations with artists such as Barbra Streisand, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Lady Gaga and Michael Bublé, his eighth solo album When I Fall in Love, which was released in 2014, made him America’s best-selling instrumentalist. His most recent studio album Impressions earned him a Grammy for best instrumental performance in pop. Botti’s music may have its roots in jazz, but by now his soft yet vibrant sound and his uniquely expressive quality is also loved by listeners beyond the boundaries of the genre. The trumpeter’s sensitive, melodic ballads – with which he transforms every concert into an intimate experience – always prove particularly popular with audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.