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About Chris Botti
Trumpeter Chris Botti decided to be a trumpeter as a kid, after seeing Doc Severinsen leading The Tonight Show’s band.
∙ Botti first played Carnegie Hall at age 14 as part of the All-American High School Band.
∙ In 1981, he dropped out of Indiana University to go on tour with Frank Sinatra.
∙ While Botti was a member of Sting’s touring band, his solo career was born when the ex-Police frontman invited him to perform as an opening act.
∙ An appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004 caused his record sales to soar by 310% in a single week, propelling him to stardom.
∙ Botti’s Impressions won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album in 2013.
- Portland, OR
- Oct 12, 1962
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