Chris Botti Brings His Jazz Mastery to Columbus

American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti joins the Columbus Symphony and conductor Albert-George Schram in an unforgettable concert experience that bridges the gap between jazz and classical music. Botti, a master artist and performer that has sold nearly three million albums worldwide, will draw from a wide-ranging repertoire of pop, jazz, and classical music.

The 2011 Nationwide Insurance Picnic with the Pops presents Chris Botti with the Columbus Symphony on Saturday, July 9, at Chemical Abstracts Service (2540 Olentangy River Rd.). Gates open at 6pm. Concert begins at 8:15pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $8 for children ages 3-14 when purchased by phone at 614.228.8600, online at, in person at the Ohio Theatre Ticket Office (39 E. State St.), or at the gate on the night of the performance. Children 2 and under are free. Discounted adult tickets are available at central Ohio Giant Eagle locations for $18.

This performance is made possible through the generous support of title sponsor Nationwide Insurance and host, Chemical Abstracts Service. Additional support is provided by presenting sponsors The Blackwell, Catering by Design, John Gerlach & Company, LLP and Live! Technologies, Inc.; concert sponsors Germain Lexus, Giant Eagle, Lasting Impressions Event Rentals, Messer Construction; and supporting sponsors Graeter’s Ice Cream, Hamburg Fireworks, and Heidelberg Distributing.

About Chris Botti

Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest selling American jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music, and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 Jazz Albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum, and Grammy Awards.

Over the past three decades, he has recorded and performed with the best in music including Frank Sinatra, Sting, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler.

Hitting the road for 250 plus days per year, Botti and his incredible band have performed with many of the finest symphonies at some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including performances at the World Series and Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony.

Group Discount
A group discount is available for parties of 10 or more. Call 614.228.8600 for more information.

Reserved Seating
Center stage tables are available for purchase. Tables are sold in parties of 2, 4, 8, or 10, and range from $50-$850. Catering is not included.

Prime location lawn space may also be reserved for groups of 25 or more.

To reserve tables or preferred lawn seating, call 614.228.8600.

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