Trumpeter Chris Botti

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Best-selling jazz trumpeter Chris Botti says "music that breaks your heart is the music that stays with you forever." And that's what he gives his listeners — sweeping jazz ballads that warm the heart and soul.

Influenced by his piano-playing mother and the legendary Miles Davis, Botti has played with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Sting, and Paul Simon.

Is it jazz? Does it matter? He sells out venues wherever he goes — and he goes everywhere, on the road nearly every day of the year.

This hour, On Point: trumpeter Chris Botti.Guest:

Chris Botti, jazz trumpeter and composer. He's toured with Sting and played with greats such as Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, and Paul Simon. His new album is "Italia."

This program aired on November 26, 2007.


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