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Just Announced: Chris Botti, Grammy Award-Winning Trumpeter

Posted by Gabrielle Zumpano on 5 September 2018 | 0 Comments

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Award winning trumpeter, Chris Botti, is coming to The Stanley Theater in Utica, NY on Saturday November 3rd at 7:30 p.m. For over two decades, Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer Chris Botti has amassed a spectacular variety of honors, including multiple Gold and Platinum albums, to become the nation’s largest selling instrumental artist. His mesmerizing performances with a stunning array of legends such as Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Yo-Yo Ma, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Andrea Bocelli have cemented his place as one of the most brilliant and inspiring forces of the contemporary music scene. Whether he’s performing with illustrious symphonies or at renowned venues around the globe, his unparalleled crystalline and poetic sound transcends musical boundaries.

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, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards.  Most recently, his latest album Impressions won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental.  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. Impressions, Botti's 2012 Columbia Records and Grammy winning release, is the latest in a stellar parade of albums – including When I Fall In Love (2004), To Love Again: The Duets (2005), Italia (2007), and the CD/DVD Chris Botti in Boston (2009) – that has firmly established him as a clarion voice in the American contemporary music scene.  

With Impressions and the albums that preceded it, Chris Botti has thoroughly established himself as one of the important, innovative figures of the contemporary music world.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday September 6th for members of The Stanley, Friends of Valley Health Services, and employees of Exellcus BlueCross BlueShield and to the general public on Friday September 7th and range from $35.00 - $55.00 - $75.00 - $95.00. Additional service charges may apply. To purchase tickets come to The Stanley Theater Box Office Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., give us a call at (315) 724-4000 or go to www.TheStanley.org.

At today’s concert announcement, Curt Pearsall (Stanley Board President), Eve Van de Wal (Regional President of Excellus BC/BS), Lisa Betrus (President of Valley Health Services) and Jerry Kraus (Stanley Theater’s Executive Director).