Chris Botti & Joshua Bell with the Colorado Symphony
|Sunday, July 24, 2016
AEG Live is excited to announce CHRIS BOTTI & JOSHUA BELL live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sunday, July 24, 2016.
It’s a double billing of out-of-this stratosphere musicianship as two renowned Grammy winners — jazz trumpeter Chris Botti and violinist Joshua Bell join forces to tour seven U.S. cities together during the summer of 2016.
While both artists attended Indiana University and have recorded together, this will mark their first official tour, staring June 10th in Atlanta, and concluding August 21 in Holmdel, New Jersey.
Bell and Botti, both leaders in their respective fields of classical and jazz, share much in common: Both Grammy winners, each artist has sold countless records, performed at the White House and on the Grammy Awards telecasts, and enjoyed having their CDs debut at number multiple times on the Billboard Charts. While both artists are firmly rooted in their respective genres, they have frequently blurred lines, enjoying collaborations with artists outside their respective arena .
Chris Botti has proven over and over again that he is an exceptional balladeer – whether performing the “Star Spangled Banner” in the New York Giants’ stadium or captivating audiences at the Blue Note Club. He’s sold more than four million albums, won Grammy awards, played with A-list pop collaborators – most notably Paul Simon, Sting, Herbie Hancock and Yo-Yo Ma – and appeared in venues ranging from The White House to the Sydney Opera House. He has delivered four No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Jazz Albums listings and still manages to keep up a rigorous, global touring schedule. And his sound, while rooted in jazz, seamlessly crosses genres.
As one New York Times reviewer notes, “Chris Botti has a trumpet sound that suggests the softer side of luminosity, the realm of sunsets and half-moons and low-wattage incandescence. Mellow and pearly, it emits an unabashed beauty…”
Grammy Award winner Joshua Bell, often referred to as “the poet of the violin” considered “the greatest American violinist active today” (The Boston Herald), has all the prestigious accolades of a superstar classical musician. He commands the stage as a soloist, having performed on every continent except Antarctica. He’s collaborated with A- listers including Josh Groban, Sting, Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis and Placido Domingo. Named the Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in 2011, Bell is the first person to hold this post since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958.
It was when Bell agreed to perform incognito as a subway busker – part of Washington Post’s Gene Weingarten Pulitzer Prize winning story about art and context – that he transitioned from “musician’s musician” to household name as the article provoked an international firestorm of discussion. He has recorded numerous movie soundtracks, including the Oscar Winning score for The Red Violin, among more than 40 CDs since his first recording at age 18. Bell’s most recent, the 2014 Bach album (recorded with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields) debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Chart. Critics concur that Bell’s performance stirs souls.
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