Christopher Stephen Botti is an American trumpeter and composer who has won many awards. For the album Impressions, which was released in 2013, Botti won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album.
Chris Botti’s Bio, Age
Chris was born on October 12, 1962, in Portland, Oregon, United States, and was raised in Corvallis.
What nationality is Chris Botti?
Chris is American by nationality and his ethnicity is Italian.
His mother, a classically trained pianist and a part-time piano teacher gave him his first musical lessons. He started playing the trumpet when he was nine years old. At age 12, when he heard Miles Davis play “My Funny Valentine,” he decided to stick with it.
In 1981, he was chosen to be in the McDonald’s All American High School Jazz band. This was the first time he played at Carnegie Hall. At 17, he went to Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon, after he talked his high school into letting him finish his senior year credits there.
Chris planned his classes so that he could play in Portland clubs at night. Larry McVey was in charge of the Mount Hood program. Stan Kenton and Mel Tormé would often check out his band when they were looking for new musicians. Here, Botti played with his friend Todd Field, who played trombone and would later be nominated for an Oscar.
Chris went to the Indiana University School of Music after graduating from Crescent Valley High School. There, he studied with jazz teacher David Baker and trumpet teacher Bill Adam. Botti also got two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts that let him study with trumpeter Woody Shaw and saxophonist George Coleman during two summer breaks.
Chris has a height of 6 feet 1 inch but his weight is unknown. His hair color is sal-pepper and has light brown eyes.
Botti left Indiana University, to go on short tours with Frank Sinatra and Buddy Rich. In 1985, he moved to New York City to work as a studio musician and get better at what he did.
In 1990, he started touring and recording with Paul Simon for ten years. This gave him more chances to see other singers.
During that time, he also performed or recorded with Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell, Natalie Merchant, Scritti Politti, Roger Daltrey, and others.
Is Chris Botti a good trumpet player?
Chris Botti is known as one of the best jazz trumpeters working today. He has won a Grammy Award and has a great reputation.
As part of The Rhythm of the Saints tour, Botti and Paul Simon played together in New York’s Central Park on August 15, 1991. The performance was put on a CD, called Concert in the Park, and was sold commercially. He met saxophonist Michael Brecker while on tour with Simon. This led to Botti co-producing “Evocations,” a track on the Brecker Brothers’ album Out of the Loop. It won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance in 1995.
First Wish, Botti’s first solo album, came out in 1995. In 1997, Midnight Without You, which featured a collaboration with Blue Nile singer Paul Buchanan, was released. Slowing Down the World, which was released in 1999 and had vocals from Sting and Jonatha Brooke.
Botti was also a part of Bruford Levin Upper Extremities, a jazz fusion group with a more experimental sound. He wrote the music for the 1996 movie Caught and made a recording of it.
Bobby Colomby, the drummer and co-founder of Blood, Sweat, and Tears, brought Botti to Columbia. Colomby went on to become Botti’s producer and manager.
Night Sessions, which was released in 2001, was Botti’s first record for Columbia. The next album was December, a holiday album that came out in 2002 and had an original song by Richard Marx. This project was the only time Botti has ever sung on more than one track.
A Thousand Kisses Deep came out in 2003. It had a mix of original songs and covers that showed off Botti’s ability to appeal to fans of both jazz and pop music.
 When I Fall in Love came out in 2004, its sound was more traditional than that of the first song.
To Love Again: The Duets, which came out in 2005, picked up where the previous album left off. It featured more lush orchestral jazz by the London Session Orchestra, with guest vocalists and a few instrumental tracks.
Impressions was Botti’s tenth studio album, which came out on April 17, 2012. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album on February 10, 2013.
Who is Chris Botti’s Wife?
Before he married Lisa Gastineau in 2006, Chris was with Katie Couric from 2005 to 2006. People knew about his relationship with Lisa because he and Lisa were always seen having fun together in Los Angeles. The couple broke up, which was sad, and Chris didn’t date anyone for several years.
Chris Botti started dating Brandi Glanville in 2012. Their relationship didn’t last long, but fans thought they were secretly married, which turned out not to be true.
Since then, the musician hasn’t gotten involved with anyone. Chris Botti may have been in a few relationships since then, but if he did, he did a great job of keeping those relationships out of the news.
Chris is still pretty young and looks good, so there’s no doubt that he’ll find the right person soon.
What is Chris Botti’s Net Worth?
Chris has an estimated net worth of $8 million.