Trumpeter Botti on PBS

(Above: Chris Botti. Source: PBS)

This Saturday, August 18, PBS will debut The Chris Botti Band In Concert as part of its Great Performances series (check your local listings for exact days/times in your area).

The Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and his band will be joined by vocalists Sy Smith and Veronica Swift, violinist Caroline Campbell and organist Joey DeFrancesco.

Botti’s band includes pianist Taylor Eigsti, guitarist Leonardo Amuedo, bassist Reggie Hamilton, keyboardist Rachel Eckroth and drummer Lee Pearson.

The program will feature the following standards:

  • “Cinema Paradiso” and “Emmanuel” with Caroline Campbell
  • “The Very Thought of You,” “The Look of Love” and “Let’s Stay Together” with Sy Smith
  • “Hallelujah” and “Venice” with Leonardo Amuedo
  • “Embraceable You” with Veronica Swift
  • “You Don’t Know What Love Is” with Joey DeFrancesco
  • “Blue in Green”
  • “When I Fall in Love”
  • “For All We Know”
  • “Regroovable”

PBS programming can be streamed via PBS Passport, available to viewers who donate a minimum of $5 a month/$60 a year. For more information, visit and select your local station from the tab in the upper left-hand corner.

If you’re unfamiliar with Botti’s jazz stylings, here he is at the 2015 Java Jazz Festival:

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