Famed Trumpeter Chris Botti Hits Riverbend On 6/21 With The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra


Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Presented by PNC
Chris Botti, trumpet, John Morris Russell, conductor
Saturday, June 21, 8 p.m.
Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230
Tickets start at $25 and are available by calling: (513) 381-3300 or visiting www.cincinnatipops.org
Kids 17 and under free on the lawn with purchase of adult ticket.

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will continue its summer series at Riverbend Music Center on Saturday, June 21 at 8 p.m. with the world’s most famous jazz trumpeter, Chris Botti. Pops Conductor John Morris Russell will lead a program of smooth jazz and popular hits featuring the Grammy Award-winner and one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People.”

After performing at a sold-out concert at Music Hall in February 2012, Chris Botti returns to Cincinnati for this one-night-only event. Mr. Botti and the Pops will perform jazz-inspired renditions of popular songs such as, “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley, “When I Fall in Love” by Nat King Cole, and “La Belle Dame Sans Regrets” by Sting, to just name a few.

Tickets for this concert start at $25 are still available and can be purchased via the Pops Box office by calling (513) 381-3300 or visiting www.cincinnatipops.org. Kids 17 and under sit free on the lawn with a purchase of an adult ticket.

The Cincinnati Pops is grateful to Pops Series Presenting Sponsor PNC. The Artist Sponsors are Frost Brown Todd Attorneys, LLC and Amica Insurance. Kids under sit on the lawn for free, courtesy of Toyota.

Playing with his uniquely expressive sound and soaring musical imagination, trumpeter Chris Botti is joined by featured artists Andrea Bocelli, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Mark Knopfler, David Foster and Caroline Campbell in a warm, intimate celebration of melodic balladry.

Impressions, trumpeter Chris Botti’s new Sony CD, is the latest in a stellar parade of albums — starting with 2004’s When I Fall In Love and continuing with To Love Again, Italia and the CD/DVD Chris Botti In Boston — that have firmly established him as the world’s largest selling jazz instrumentalist. Add to that a Grammy for “Best Pop Instrumental Album” and four #1 albums on Billboard’s Jazz Albums listings.

Songs such as “What A Wonderful World,’ “Summertime” and “Over the Rainbow” certainly fulfill that desire. But the album’s far-ranging program also encompasses many other areas, deeply influenced by conversation Botti had with fans during the busy, world-wide touring that keeps him on the road as much as 300 days a year.