Granted, they've prob only got 50 employees and I have over 300 but given the way they took care of me, I learned a great lesson. Only they know what I mean when I say a sincere, "Thank you." Botti is a ridiculously great performer. It wasn't until 4-6 shows later that I realized it was him who made this environment happen. "I told my grandson I was going to see Chris Botti. " He wanted to bring him to the show to let him hear a different genre of music but it wasn't to be… They were prob 55-ish, successful, articulate, adorable, unpretentious & fun. It's not often you see this calibre of concert-goer at, say, Deadmau5. there were some regular faves like The Very Thought of You (with 'the snaps'), Hallelujah, The Look of Love & My Funny Valentine & Nessun Dorma but he also had some of his new stuff from the album Impressions.
sure knows how to take something completely innocent and stir up some drama out of it!
The gossip rag recently published a story about how Katie Couric’s ex-boyfriend Chris Botti allegedly slammed the star during an interview he did with the reports that Botti didn't have many nice things to say about Katie's engagement to John Molner, while taking some serious jabs at Katie's "cougar" reputation.
"I have this window where I'm part of the pop-culture part of the industry," he said.
"Before that window disappears, I'm going to give it every bit of attention I can." Botti, 43, learned to play jazz trumpet on the Portland scene, with such luminaries as bassist David Friesen. A gig with Frank Sinatra took him on the road, then, in 1986, to New York, where he scuffled before getting a call from Paul Simon.
I could babble on an on about his great performance, the set list and the amazing ensemble but - been there, done that.