Acclaimed jazz trumpeter Chris Botti returns to Columbus this week for a special concert with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. The CSO presents Chris Botti at the Ohio Theatre on Saturday, February 25th, at 8pm. Tickets are available here, by visiting the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.) and all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. Botti’s album Impressions won the 2013 Grammy Award in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category, and he has achieved four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum, and Grammy Awards. The combination of Botti’s musicianship, the skilled backing of the CSO, and the regal backdrop of the Ohio Theatre should create quite the memorable evening! Keep reading for more details from CAPA:
Grammy-Winning Jazz Trumpeter Chris Botti to Perform with the CSO February 25
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.
The Columbus Symphony presents Chris Botti at the Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) on Saturday, February 25, at 8pm. Tickets are $29-$73 and can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.
The 2016-17 Pops Series is made possible through the generous support of season sponsor American Electric Power.
Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, and even Frank Sinatra. Hitting the road for as many as 300 days per year, the trumpeter has also performed with many of the finest symphonies and at some of the world’s most prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl to the Sydney Opera House and the Real Teatro di San Carlo in Italy.
Impressions, Botti’s 2012 Grammy-winning release, is the most recent in a stellar parade of albums – When I Fall In Love (2004), To Love Again: The Duets (2005), Italia (2007), and the CD/DVD Chris Botti in Boston (2009) – that have firmly established him as a clarion voice in the American contemporary music scene. With the success of Impressions and the preceding albums, Botti has established himself as one of the most significant and innovative figures of the contemporary music world.
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The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, education excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The CSO also appreciates the support of the Greater Columbus Arts Council, supporting the city’s artists and arts organizations since 1973, and the Kenneth L. Coe and Jack Barrow, J. Allen and Ruth Maxwell Pyne, Janet Leonard Reading, and James W. Overstreet funds of The Columbus Foundation, assisting donors and others in strengthening our community for the benefit of all its citizens.
About the Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1951, the Columbus Symphony is the longest-running, professional symphony in central Ohio. Through an array of innovative artistic, educational, and community outreach programming, the Columbus Symphony is reaching an expanding, more diverse audience each year. This season, the Columbus Symphony will share classical music with more than 175,000 people in central Ohio through concerts, radio broadcasts, and special programming. For more information, visit www.columbussymphony.com.