New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) will present an evening with master trumpeter and the world’s best-selling jazz instrumentalist – Chris Botti, on Wednesday, November 8. He will be returning to Prudential Hall for a concert as cool as it is romantic, drawing from his wide-ranging repertoire of pop, jazz and classical music.
Since his breakthrough with the 2001 CD Night Sessions, Botti has earned praise for his ability to seamlessly fuse jazz with pop. He has sold more than three million albums worldwide and four of his CDs have reached the No. 1 position on the Billboard jazz chart. Along the way, he has worked with an unparalleled roster of the world’s greatest musicians, including Barbra Streisand, Sting, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Yo-Yo Ma and Paul Simon, to name a few. Botti has also packed houses opposite many of the finest symphonies in the world, at prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and the Sydney Opera House in Australia.
Botti’s most recent album, Impressions, won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album. On that acclaimed recording, he collaborated with guest artists Andrea Bocelli, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Mark Knopfler and David Foster for a warm, intimate celebration of melodic balladry. See Chris Botti Wednesday, November 8 for his 7:30 pm performance at Prudential Hall. Tickets are priced from $29 – $79 and may be purchased at NJPAC.org or by calling (888) GONJPAC (888.466.5722).