Following article is just … brilliant! (thanks Markus)
Everyone is Falling for Chris Botti
Performing at the FirstEnergy Berks Jazz Festival, March 12
by Jonathan Widran
Pumped up about his show at the FirstEnergy Berks Jazz Festival on March 12, Chris Bottis already-busy career has shot into stratospheric overdrive since he took the stage at this musical extravaganza last spring. For the first time, the popular trumpeter spent nearly all of 2004 on the road with his own band, touring the U.S., Europe and Japan, and opening a series of shows on the North American leg of Stings Sacred Love tour. Fueled by two appearances on Oprahincluding a performance of Someone To Watch Over Me at the lavish wedding of a contest winnerand one on The Today Show in November, When I Fall In Love, Bottis lush new album of standards, is enjoying the kind of crossover success and sales most smooth jazz artists can only dream of.