Chis Botti is technically profficient and is surrounded by great musicians. The concert is however highly dissapointing if yku are expecting a jazz concert. It is something my grandma would approve of, nice music, well played. But why at the Blue note? The best venue for this type of music is the elevator. For those familiar with Europe, Chris Botti is a bit like André Rieux for classical music. That is, good looking, well executed and fit for the masses.
Until Sun Jan 5
Time Out says
Posted: Thu Mar 15 2012
Chris Botti’s popularity is sooo not about his playing that you’d be forgiven for thinking his trumpet skills are lacking. They’re actually as good as his telegenic looks, even if he rarely puts them to use playing the kind of bop he cut his teeth on. A consummate showman, Botti takes over the Blue Note through year's end; shows tend to sell out early, so call first. (Special pricing applies on New Year's Eve: early set is $145 and $85; late set $175 and $95.)