Chris Botti: Artist Insight Q&A

(Q): Name/Nickname:
(A): “Boda”, my trumpet teacher got my name wrong for the first two years of class and always called me “Chris Boda”. So some trumpet players still call me “Boda”.

 

(Q): How old were you when you started playing the trumpet?
(A): 9 years old

 

(Q): Your favorite album:
A) Impressions
2) Italia
3) When I Fall In Love
4) December

(Q): Who or what inspires you to create music?
(A): It’s all I’ve done since I was 9, it in my blood. I don’t have one particular inspiration, but I sure am committed to the trumpet.

 

(Q): Your favorite place to perform:
A) America
2) Russia
3) London
4) Poland

 

(Q): What is your favorite part about performing at the Cape Cod Melody Tent?
1) Summer
2) Performing in the round
3) The Audience
4) The intimate setting
A) All of the Above!!! It’s one of the highlights of the year for us.

 

(Q): Who is your favorite musician?
(A): Miles Davis

 

(Q): Who has been some of your favorite people to collaborate with over your career?
(A): Sting, Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, Steven Tyler.

 

(Q): The reason you love performing live is:
(A): The fans – I make records in order to play live – there is nothing better than reaching an audience and getting that immediate feedback from them and see in their eyes how they love the music.

Chris Botti will be performing at the Cape Cod Melody Tent this Friday August 2nd at 8pm. Tickets are available for purchase at the Box Office Window, Online, or by phone at 1-800-514-3849.