San Luis Obispo, CALIFORNIA – On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, Cal Poly Arts presents jazz great CHRIS BOTTI in concert, backed by his stellar band.

“A supple-toned trumpeter who has grown into his role as a virtuoso…never less than breathtaking.” (Billboard Magazine)

chris bottiFor over two decades, the multi-Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer has amassed a spectacular variety of honors, including multiple Gold and Platinum albums, to become the nation’s largest selling instrumental artist.

Botti’s mesmerizing solo performances and collaborations with a stunning array of legends such as Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Yo-Yo Ma, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Andrea Bocelli have cemented his place as one of the most brilliant and inspiring forces of the contemporary music scene. Whether he’s performing with illustrious symphonies or at renowned venues around the globe with his band, Botti’s unparalleled crystalline and poetic sound transcends musical boundaries. At the end of last year, Botti held his 12th annual residency at the Blue Note club, having performed 28 nights (56 shows) in a row.

“Only a jazz master like Chris could bring this romantic and glorious evening to such a high note.” (Oprah Winfrey)

From the “Chris Botti in Boston” performance: Video Clip

Tickets for the performance range from $45 – $85 and may be purchased in advance at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, Monday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., located on Grand Avenue on the Cal Poly campus; by phone at 805/756-4849; online at

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