Chris Botti is Coming to Charlotte on March 9.

There’s nothing like a Chris Botti concert. He’s the complete package: a dazzling trumpeter gliding from jazz to pop to rock hits. He’s also a brilliant bandleader who lets his players shine, and he’s a born showman whose joy of being onstage is infectious.

See him live on March 9th at McGlohon Theater brought to Charlotte by the musical club MUSIC WITH FRIENDS, and you’ll understand why Sting, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell along with so many other musical greats have been eager to share his stage.

In performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, Chris Botti (pronounced Boat-ee) has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre. He has four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards. Most recently, his album “Impressions” won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

via Chris Botti Instagram

A musician’s musician, over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with some of the best, including Sting, Barbara Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Buble, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, Steven Tyler and even Frank Sintra.

Hear these artists speak of Botti in this video testimonial, found here.

Chris Botti’s show includes one of the world’s greatest Brazilian guitarist, Sy Smith (R & B singer), pop jazz and one of the most world’s most talented female violinists.

  • WHERE: McGlohon Theater

  • WHEN: Monday, March 9, 2020

  • COCKTAILS WITH FRIENDS: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

  • SHOW BEGINS: 7:30 PM

  • PARKING INFO: Complimentary parking

  • AFTERPARTY WITH FRIENDS: Immediately after the show at ARIA Tuscan Grill (9:30 – 11:00 pm)

Want To Go?

As a member of Music With Friends, you are invited to 3 annual performances like this one, along with several other members-only get togethers at some of the QC’s top locales. You can read more about a Music With Friends membership and its privileges here. Or contact Tonda Rifkin via email here [email protected] or at 704-607-3937 for more information.

If you want to try out Music With Friends with a single show ticket purchase ($650 per ticket) you can contact Tonda who can seat you while ticket availabilities last. Your ticket price includes your seat for the performance, parking, heavy appetizers along with cocktails at the pre-concert reception as well as drinks and late night snacks at the After Party at ARIA TUSCAN GRILL. This promises to be a very popular performance though, so don’t dally!

Email Tonda at [email protected] or give her a call at 704-607-3937 for more information, to purchase your membership, or your single ticket today.

What the Reviews Say:

A mesmerizing trumpet player, Botti is also a storyteller who thrives on audience interaction. Arguably one of the top jazz trumpeters in America today, Botti surrounds himself with some of the best musicians in the music industry, proving himself a gracious band leader by spotlighting every member of his dynamic band. Snazzily dressed, on time, and in the groove, Chris Botti’s band continues to share an infectious joy in making music together, even after 12 years of nearly nonstop road appearances. … DC Metro Theater Arts

Blending so many musical genres with a jazz twist was a breathtaking and unexpected musical roller coaster ride. Let us hope Botti brings his many talents –and talented musicians – back …. Chris Botti is not only a great talent on the trumpet but true musician’s musician. … MD Theatre Guide

The most impressive part about Botti’s show was how much variety there was in it. One moment, Botti was crooning out a smooth jazz standard, and the next, he was belting out impossibly high notes while being backed up by an electric guitar. He brought out a violinist, Delaney Harter, who harmonized beautifully with the buzz of his trumpet. Botti even came out into the seats and interacted with the audience while playing one of his solos. There were so many visual and auditory treats during the show, each providing a new layer to the performance. No matter the pace, energy or featured musician, each song was still rooted in jazz stylings, as improvisation was a heavy factor in the show. … The Daily Nebraskan


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