'CHRIS BOTTI LIVE With Orchestra & Special Guests' Set to Premiere During March PBS Pledge Week
Critically-Acclaimed Concerts, Filmed December 1 & 2 at Historic Wilshire Theatre in Los Angeles, Feature Guest Artists Sting, Gladys Knight, Paul Buchanan, Jill Scott, Rene Olstead, Burt Bacharach & Paula Cole
The critically-acclaimed Grammy- nominated trumpeter Chris Botti, whose recent albums To Love Again: The Duets (2005) and When I Fall In Love (2004) have raised the bar of excellence in the interpretation of pop jazz standards while creating a uniquely contemporary sound and style, stars in "CHRIS BOTTI LIVE with Orchestra & Special Guests," set to premiere during the March PBS Pledge Week (check your local listings).
"What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life?" the Chris Botti & Sting track from To Love Again: The Duets, is in the current running for the Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) Grammy while "In Our Time," the track featuring Botti on Burt Bacharach's At This Time album, has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Pop Instrumental Performance category.
"CHRIS BOTTI LIVE with Orchestra & Special Guests," shot December 1 and 2, 2005, over a Thursday-Friday run at LA's fabled Wilshire Theatre, inspired the Los Angeles Times Don Heckman to write, "It was apparent, from the first notes Chris Botti played at the Wilshire Theatre on Friday, that the sold-out house was in for a special evening...Botti's latest album, To Love Again -- as well as the previously released When I Fall In Love -- features extraordinary lineups of vocal guest artists. Six showed up for the concert -- Sting, Jill Scott, Paula Cole, Renee Olstead, Paul Buchanan and Gladys Knight -- along with Burt Bacharach ...despite the inevitable audience excitement generated by the appearance of such vocal headliners and despite the artists' diversity of interpretations, it was Botti's virtuosic trumpet work, his inventive melody-making, his engaging onstage presence and his powerful band ...that ruled the evening..."
A full concert version of "CHRIS BOTTI LIVE with Orchestra & Special Guests" is slated for DVD release in late March.
CHRIS BOTTI LIVE with Orchestra & Special Guests setlist 1 -- Someone to Watch Over Me 2 -- What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? (w/ Sting) 3 -- 1000 Kisses Deep 4 -- Lover Man (w/ Gladys Knight) 5 -- My One and Only Love (w/ Paula Cole) 6 -- Are You Lonesome Tonight? (w/ Paul Buchanan) 7 -- When I Fall In Love 8 -- Good Morning Heartache (w/ Jill Scott) 9 -- The Look of Love (w/ Burt Bacharach & Paula Cole) 10 -- My Funny Valentine (w/ Sting) 11 -- Cinema Paradiso 12 -- Pennies From Heaven (w/ Rene Olstead) 13 -- Why Not? Chris Botti Tour Dates 01/19/06 Green Bay, WI Meyer Theatre 01/20/06 Cedarburg, WI Cedarburg Performing Art Center 01/21/06 Jasper, IN Jasper Community Arts Center 01/27/06 Prescott, AZ Yavapai College Performing Hall 01/28/06 Phoenix, AZ Ikeda Theatre 01/29/06 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre 02/02/06 Lebanon, NH Lebanon Opera House 02/03/06 Greenvale, NY Tilles Center For The Performing Arts 02/04/06 Palmetto Bay, FL Palmetto Bay Village Center 02/14/06 Detroit, MI Detroit Symphony Orchestra 02/15/06 Des Moines, IA Civic Center Of Greater Des Moines, Theatre 02/16/05 Omaha, NE Orpheum Theatre 02/17/06 Dallas, TX "Savor Dallas Fest" 02/18/06 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club 02/21/06 Harrisburg, PA Whitaker Center 02/22/06 Cleveland, OH Playhouse Square Center, Palace Theater 02/23/06 Washington, DC Warner Theater 02/24/06 Glenside, PA Keswick Theater 02/25/06 Baltimore, MD Lyric Opera House, Theatre 02/26/06 Waterbury, CT Palace Theatre 02/27/06 Decatur, AL Princess Theater (Date Change) 03/03/06 St. Louis, MO Touhill Pac 03/08/06 Beaver Creek, CO Vilar Center For The Arts 03/09/06 Colorado Springs, CO Pike's Peak Center 03/10/06 Sioux Falls, SD Washington Pavilion 03/11/06 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre 03/22/06 Redding, CA Redding Convention Center, Theatre 03/23/06 Sacramento, PA Radisson Hotel 03/24/06 San Francisco, CA Nob Hill Masonic Center, Exhibit Hall G Floor 03/25/06 Fresno, CA William Saroyan Theatre 03/26/06 San Diego, CA Spreckles Theatre 03/28/06 Sahuarita, AZ Diamond Desert Casino 03/29/06 Palm Desert, CA Bob Hope Cultural Center, McCallum Theatre 03/30/06 Las Vegas, NV The Orleans Hotel And Casino 03/31/06 Las Vegas, NV The Orleans Hotel And Casino 04/01/06 Las Vegas, NV The Orleans Hotel And Casino 04/02/06 Las Vegas, NV The Orleans Hotel And Casino 04/05/06 Seattle, WA Jazz Alley 04/06/06 Seattle, WA Jazz Alley 04/07/06 Seattle, WA Jazz Alley 04/08/06 Seattle, WA Jazz Alley 04/09/06 Seattle, WA Jazz Alley 04/21/06 Bremerton, WA Admiral Theatre 04/22-24/06 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 04/25/06 Salem, OR Smith Auditorium 04/26/06 Salt Lake City, UT Kingsbury Auditorium 04/28/06 Orange Cove, CA Pacific Symphony 04/29/06 Orange Cove, CA Pacific Symphony 05/05/06 Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Symphony -- Anderson University 05/06/06 Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Symphony -- Anderson University 05/07/06 Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Symphony -- Anderson University 05/10-14/06 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino
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