For Immediate Release Contact: Kathleen Olsen Phone: (315) 267-2412 CPS Presents Chris Botti Community Performance Series is proud to kick off its 20th Anniversary season with a performance by talented jazz trumpeter, Chris Botti. Fresh from his performance with the Boston Philharmonic, best-selling jazz artist Botti will make his Potsdam debut Saturday September 20th, 2008 7:30 p.m. in Hosmer Hall at SUNY Potsdam. Botti’s talent and musicality has earned him best selling albums including When I Fall in Love and To Love Again, both on the Top Jazz Album Charts. Botti has worked with celebrated artists including Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Sting, and film composer John Barry. Chris Botti performed in Sting’s band for four years and Sting praised him saying “He works hard, and you know, you see a star a mile away.” Botti’s music promises to give the listener a unique blend of jazz, pop, and classical music. His new CD Italia was inspired by the sights and sounds of Italy and demonstrates Botti’s talent as both a performer and composer. For his newest album, Chris Botti has drawn from various musical genres from classical opera to Paula Cole. In this new release, Chris Botti uses classical trumpet techniques and phrasing for a truly unique musical experience. Ticket prices for this concert range from $13-$48 with discounts for youth and seniors. Tickets for the concert are on sale at the CPS Box Office located in the Snell Theater Lobby at SUNY Potsdam, (315) 267-2277. Tickets are also available at Northern Music & Video in Potsdam and online at www.cpspotsdam.org. This Chris Botti concert was generously sponsored in part by Cappello Linden & Ladoceur Attorneys at Law with additional support from Willow Tree Florist and Landscaping. For any further information, please contact the CPS Box Office at (315)267-2277 or www.cpspotsdam.org.