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Best-Selling American Instrumental Artist & Grammy Award Winner Chris Botti Performs at The Kimmel Center Campus, May 6, 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, March 23, 2017) –– The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in association with BRE Presents, welcomes Grammy Award® winner and largest-selling American instrumental artist Chris Botti to the Merriam Theater for one night only on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. Using creative expression to push the limits of any single genre, Botti will perform compositions from his repertoire of 10 studio albums, including his most recent album Impressions, which took home the 2013 Grammy Award® for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

“Chris Botti is one of the most innovative and celebrated figures of the modern music era,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.  “His ability to flawlessly move from genre to genre shines through in his meticulously crafted performance, creating timeless arrangements that will leave music lovers of all ages in awe.”

Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with some of the most iconic names in music, including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, and even Frank Sinatra. Hitting the road for as many as 300 days per year, the trumpeter has performed with some of the finest symphonies and at some of the world's most prestigious venues, from Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl to the Sydney Opera House and the Real Teatro di San Carlo in Italy. Since the release of his 2004 critically-acclaimed album When I Fall in Love, Botti has reached instrumental success, with four of his albums reaching #1 and multiple Gold, Platinum, and Grammy Awards.

Other upcoming jazz performances on the Kimmel Center Campus include Max Swan World Premiere (May 11, 2017, SEI Innovation Theater) Joanna Pascale and Etienne Charles World Premiere (May 12, 2017, SEI Innovation Studio) Jawanza Kobie World Premiere (May 13, 2017, SEI Innovation Studio) Jazz Standards (May 31, 2017, Merriam Theater) All-City Jazz Festival (June 9, 2017, Perelman Theater), and Diana Krall (June 23, 2017, Academy of Music).


Merriam Theater

May 6, 2017, 8:00 p.m.


Tickets are on sale now and start at $45.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. More information at

BRE Presents

BRE Presents is a full service live entertainment company that provides a complete array of concert promotion services for touring artists, including booking, producing and presenting concerts and live events primarily in the Northeastern U.S. Operated and staffed by entertainment industry veterans with over 100 years of experience in the music and live events business, BRE PRESENTS is based in Haddonfield, NJ, USA.

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2016-2017 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit

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