Following interview by Bonnie Schendell appeared on February 17, 2005 in SmoothViews (thanks Markus). This interview has been reproduced here with kind permission of Bonnie Schendell (SmoothViews):
From ballads to standards, from classical to rock, trumpeter Chris Botti has done it all. He is a gifted instrumentalist and talented composer. His trumpet playing can make you weep, smile, or dance. On a rare night off during his tour, I was able to catch up with Chris in Moline, IL.