World famous trumpet player Chris Botti will bring a night of jazz and harmony to The VETS in Providence on May 21 at 7:30 p,m. Tickets are $38-$68; Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.TheVetsRI.com, 421-ARTS (2787) or the PPAC/The VETS Box Office located at 220 Weybosset St., Providence. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The VETS is located at One Avenue of the Arts. The VETS on-site box office is only open on show days.
Chris Botti has thoroughly established himself as one of the important, innovative figures of the contemporary music world. Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD, “When I Fall In Love,” Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards. Most recently, his latest album Impressions won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album at this year’s 55th Grammy Awards. Performing worldwide and selling more than three million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre.
Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and even Frank Sinatra. Hitting the road for as many as 300 days per year, the trumpeter has also performed with many of the finest symphonies and at some of the world’s most prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl to the Sydney Opera House and the Real Teatro di San Carlo in Italy.
The Veterans Memorial Auditorium (The VETS) is a 1,900-seat theatre located in downtown Providence. The VETS is managed by Professional Facilities Management (PFM) and is part of the Rhode Island Convention and Entertainment Complex. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places. The VETS is currently undergoing extensive renovations to make it a state of the art performance facility.