Meeting Chris Botti for the first time in 1984, I had the distinct impression that he was destined for greatness. Chris is one of the most inspiring, intelligent, driven and talented individuals I have ever known. Working with Chris has made my own career better than it could have been without that association. He’s a trailblazer in everyway and continues to forge ahead with arguably the most successful career in the history of brass playing. I am grateful to Chris for sitting down with us this month to discuss his incredible vision, motivation and musicianship. I hope you enjoy this inspiring and energizing interview..
P.S. I had the pleasure of hearing Chris and his incredible band at the Blue Note following this interview. Best show I’ve seen in years, bar none! Don’t miss the opportunity see this electrifying band the next time Chris is in your area.
Chris Botti Interview, Part 1
Chris Botti Interview, Part 2
Chris Botti Interview, Part 3
Chris Botti is the #1 selling jazz artist in the world today. He has had three #1 selling jazz albums on the Billboard chart, he has received a cluster of Grammy nominations and has sold over 3 million albums worldwide. He has toured and recorded with everyone from Sting, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Herbie Hancock, Steven Tyler, Yo Yo Ma, Andrea Bocelli, David Foster and Joni Mitchell, to name a few. Through the release of his 12 solo albums, Chris Botti has established himself as one of the most important and innovative figures of the contemporary music world.