Escondido, California — :

When it comes to modern instrumental music, there’s one name that appears at the top of everyone’s list: Chris Botti. Chris Botti returns to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on March 8th at 7:30pm.

This Grammy award winning trumpeter has broken new ground by taking the legendary sounds of the trumpet and bringing them into the new millennium. Since releasing his debut in 1995, First Wish, it’s been hard to classify Botti in one particular genre. Multi-award winning producer, David Foster classifies Botti as, “The next great living legend of the trumpet.”

His albums have gone platinum, with 2009’s Chris Botti in Boston reaching Diamond certification. His knack for partnering with incredible musicians has always turned into “can’t-miss” duets with Yo-Yo Ma, Sting, John Mayer, Josh Groban, and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. On his latest Grammy winning album, Impressions, Botti teams with legends like Herbie Hancock, Vince Gill, and Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits for an amazing rendition of “What A Wonderful World.”

Since the early days of touring with Frank Sinatra and Buddy Rich, Botti has always put music first and is able to respect and honor all types of music from every decade, culture, and corner of the map. His goal of making music that speaks to everyone is never more present than in his live shows.

Don’t miss this incredible once in a lifetime opportunity to see a living legend in Escondido!



About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Center’s creation was sparked by a civic vision—one that recognized the vital role that the arts play in strengthening and uniting the community. Our commitment to enriching lives and improving access to the arts, especially for low-income individuals and families, is exemplified through our extensive educational programming and robust series of free community events. The Center is guided by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and passionate staff who are dedicated to furthering arts education and access, and to creating programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.

You can join this inspiring mission by becoming a donor.  Visit or email to start a conversation about how you or your company can make a difference right here and right now in your arts community.


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