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How rich is Christopher Stephen Botti?

Christopher Stephen Botti net worth
$8 Million

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Chris Botti Biography, Wiki 2017

Christopher Stephen Botti was born on the 12th October 1962 in Portland, Oregon USA, and is a musician, saxophonist best known for his breakout album “Night Sessions” (2001). His career started in 1990.

Have you ever wondered how rich Chris Botti is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Botti’s net worth is as high as $8 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the music industry. Aside from a solo career, Chris has also been a touring member for such musicians as Sting and Paul Simon, among others, which also improved his wealth.

Chris Botti Net Worth $8 Million

Although born in Portland, Chris spent his childhood in Corvallis, Oregon, and also lived a couple of years in Italy. His mother had a great influence on Chris in his early years, since she was a trained pianist and taught piano to other student, so encouraging him towards music, and young Chris took a trumpet in his hands first time when he was nine years old. Three years later he committed to the instrument when he heard the song “My Funny Valentine” performed by Miles Davis. While in high school he was a part of the All American High School Jazz band, which brought him his first Carnegie Hall appearance, and in his senior year he enrolled at Mount Hood Community College, convincing high school officials to allow him to complete his remaining senior year there. While studying at Mount Hood, Chris met and befriended Todd Field, future trombonist and filmmaker.

After his matriculation, Chris enrolled at Indiana University School of Music, where he trained under jazz educator David Baker and trumpet professor Bill Adam. However, Chris left University in his senior year and ventured on a tour with Frank Sinatra and Buddy Rich. His next career move was finding place in New York and making his way into the jazz music scene of the Big Apple. He firstly worked as a studio musician, but after five long years he struck up a friendship with Paul Simon, and toured with him for the next ten years, which brought the attention of other musicians who started seeking Botti to be their session or touring musician. Some of them included Joni Mitchell, Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, Roger Daltrey, Aretha Franklin among many others, which certainly increased his net worth and popularity, thanks to which, in the late ‘90s he was called up by Sting and ventured on a tour with him, which resulted in the DVD “All This Time” (2001).

Chris also embarked on a solo career, and in 1995 released his first studio album, called “First Wish”. However, it wasn’t as popular as Chris hoped it would be, but nevertheless he continued to record music. Until the end of the ‘90s he didn’t have much success on his own, but that all changed in 2001 when he released “Night Sessions” through Columbia Records. The album reached No. 4 on the US Jazz chart, and he continued in the same rhythm with albums “December” (2002), and “A Thousand Kisses Deep” (2003). His first No. 1 album was the 2004 “When I Fall in Love”, and through 2012 when his last studio album came out, he recorded three more No. 1 albums, “To Love Again: The Duets” (2005), “Italia” (2007), and “Impressions” (2012), all of which certainly increased further his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Chris isn’t married, however, he is known for his high-profile relationships. In the past he had dated Katie Couric, Lisa Gastineau and Brandi Glanville.



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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bi no tsubo2013TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Dancing with the Stars2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Chris Botti in Boston2009TV Movie performer: "Ave Maria", "When I Fall In Love", "Caruso", "Seven Days", "Broken Vow", "Flamenco Sketches", "Hallelujah", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Cinema Paradiso", "The Look Of Love", "Emmanuel", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "Cryin'", "Smile", "Indian Summer", "Shape Of My Heart", "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You", "Time To Say Goodbye"
The Bread2008Short performer: "Embraceable You"
August Rush2007performer: "God Bless the Child"
Tony Bennett: An American Classic2006TV Special performer: "Because of You"
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show2005TV Movie documentary performer: "Embraceable You"
Great Performances2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Caught1996producer: "Forgiven" / writer: "Forgiven"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bucket List2007musician: trumpet
Crazy Love2007/IDocumentary musician: trumpet
Playing by Heart1998musician: solo trumpet
Caught1996musician: trumpet / original score producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Performances2014TV SeriesWith Special Appearances by: Solo Trumpet
Hearts of Fire1987Colt's Band Member

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Caught1996

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live from Lincoln Center2010-2015TV SeriesHimself - Performer / Himself
Tavis Smiley2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn2013TV MovieHimself
Twenty Feet from Stardom2013DocumentaryHimself
Good Morning America2012TV SeriesHimself
Sing Sing Sing!2011Documentary
Spicks and Specks2011TV SeriesHimself
That Morning Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Soundstage2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002-2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Chris Botti in Boston2009TV MovieHimself
Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs of Joy & Peace2008TV MovieHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2008TV SeriesHimself - Musical Support
Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows2008TV MovieHimself
Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon2008DocumentaryHimself
The View2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
Great Performances2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
Today2007TV SeriesHimself
Tony Bennett: An American Classic2006TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Newport Jazz Festival2006TV MovieHimself
JCPenney Jam: The Concert for America's Kids2006TV SpecialHimself - Performer
An American Celebration at Ford's Theater2006TV MovieHimself
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis: Showcase2006TV MovieHimself
Legends of Jazz2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition2006TV SeriesHimself
Chris Botti Live: With Orchestra and Special Guests2006Video documentaryHimself
The Young and the Restless2005TV SeriesHimself
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
The Tony Danza Show2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
Chris Botti: To Love Again2005Video shortHimself
Sting: Inside - The Songs of Sacred Love2003TV Special documentaryTrumpet
The Caroline Rhea Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Chris Botti & Friends: Night Sessions Live in Concert2002Video documentaryHimself
Sting ...All This Time2001Video documentaryTrumpet
Sting: The Brand New Day Tour - Live from the Universal Amphitheatre2000Video documentaryTrumpet
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995TV SeriesHimself
Paul Simon's Concert in the Park1991TV Movie documentaryMusician

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Instrumental AlbumFor the album "Impressions"

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Long Form Music VideoChris Botti in Boston (2009)· Jim Gable (video director)
· Bobby Colomby (video producer)


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#Fact
1Chris credits Sting with putting his career on the map after Sting hired him as a featured soloist for his Brand New Day tour in 1999.
2Touring with two other musicians. Getting ready for the September 16th release of "A Thousand Kisses Deep", a new album. [August 2003]
3Named one of People magazine's most beautiful people of 2004.


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