Chris Botti at Sunset Center
- When: Friday, September 9, 2011, 8 p.m.
- Where: Sunset Center, Carmel
- Cost: $69 - $198
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Performance art, Blues, Classical, Jazz, Music (other), Pop
Like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Chet Baker, Chris Botti's favored trumpet is a vintage Martin Committee (his was handcrafted in 1939). Though not a legend just yet, Botti seems well on his way: over the last 15 years, the jazz-pop alchemist has sold almost 3 million albums worldwide, has garnered multiple Grammy nominations, and has inspired career-changing collaborations with groundbreakers such as Paul Simon, Sting and Steven Tyler. Those that spring for the VIP "meet and greet" get a chance to rub shoulders with a man who is both a world-class musician, and one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People of 2004. [DS]
8pm, Thu-Fri. Sunset Center, San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel. $168-$198/VIP; $69-$99/general. 620-2048 (box office), 620-2040 (center), www.sunsetcenter.org.