Chris Botti

After circumstances forced his last minute cancellation of his previous engagement, Chris Botti, the Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist, has arranged his schedule so that he can headline the 11th John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. 

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 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. Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre.       

 Botti won the Best Pop Instrumental GRAMMY Award in 2012 for his release IMPRESSIONS.   An eclectic artist with amazing depth of range; he was nominated twice in 2009 for Best Pop Instrumental Album and Best Long Form Music Video for the release CHRIS BOTTI IN BOSTON- – a live recording where he performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra and special guests including Sting, Yo-Yo Ma, Steven Tyler, Josh Groban and John Mayer.  

Transcending Boundaries

Botti is at home in everything from jazz to pop to rock. That amalgamation of cross genre skills comes from his working with an array of artists as his career began.  While a student at Indiana University, Botti won grants to study with jazz legends Woody Shaw and George Coleman in consecutive summer sessions. He also did short touring stints with Frank Sinatra and Buddy Rich.  After his college years, Botti toured with Paul Simon and Sting.  He did session work with a diverse list of artists including Aretha Franklin, Bette Midler, Natalie Cole, Roger Daltrey and others.

Botti is a dazzling trumpeter; a brilliant bandleader who lets his players shine, and a born showman whose joy at being onstage is infectious. Whether he’s performing with full symphonies or at renowned venues around the globe, his unparalleled crystalline and poetic sound transcends musical boundaries.

Over the past three decades, Botti has also recorded and performed with Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, 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. 

The John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival

The John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival will be held Sept. 3-4, 2022 in Oak Hollow Festival Park, High Point, NC.  Ticket information and festival details are available at

by | Apr 23, 2022 | Artists, Past Performances

Grammy award winning trumpeter Chris Botti headlines Coltrane Jazz Fest 2021 opening day!
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