Chris Botti Performs Live March 6 at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center – News

Chris Botti racked up spectacular accolades over two decades, including enough gold and platinum albums to become the nation’s best-selling instrumental artist. His latest album, “Impressions”, won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

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Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and composer Chris Botti will perform live on Sunday, March 6, presented by the University of Alabama at Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center in Birmingham.

Botti’s riveting performances – featuring a dazzling array of legends such as Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Yo-Yo Ma, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Mark Knopfler and Andrea Bocelli – cemented his place among the brightest and most inspiring forces on the contemporary music scene.

The show will take place at 7 p.m. in the Jemison Concert Hall at the Alys Stephens Center. Tickets are $48, $58 and $68. Call 205-975-2787 or visit AlysStephens.org.

He amassed a spectacular variety of honors over two decades, including enough gold and platinum albums to become the nation’s best-selling instrumental artist, according to his artist statement. Whether he performs with illustrious symphonies or in renowned halls around the world, his unparalleled, crystalline and poetic sound transcends musical boundaries.

Since the release of his critically acclaimed ‘When I Fall in Love’ CD in 2004, Botti’s success has spread to audiences typically reserved for pop music, and his continued association with PBS has led to four albums. of jazz number 1. More recently, his latest album, “Impressions”, won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album. It’s the latest in a string of stellar albums, including “To Love Again: The Duets” (2005), “Italia (2007)” and the CD/DVD “Chris Botti in Boston” (2009). Playing around the world and selling over 4 million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and extends beyond the boundaries of a single genre.

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