After playing as a child, Chris Botti was playing with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Buddy Rich before he finished college. Soon after, tour dates with Paul Simon and Sting would have a profound effect on Botti, and he has cited both as major influences. Botti's solo career took off after the release of Night Sessions in 2001, which was well received by critics and has become a fan favorite. The jazz trumpeter has become hugely popular for his 2009 project, Chris Botti In Boston, a live album where Botti and the Boston Pops Orchestra are joined by music legends like Steven Tyler, Yo Yo Ma, and Sting.
Fans who are eagerly awaiting Chris Botti's next album/project can catch the artist on one of dozens of his tour dates in 2011 and 2012. Botti will tour the US extensively this year, and even make a short trip to Japan and China in November. Beginning on December 15 and extending to the end of the month, Chris will be performing regularly at The Blue Note bar in New York. Chris Botti's concert schedule ends in March 2012, but don't wait to catch this virtuoso on his tour dates in 2011.