What brand of trumpet does Chris Botti play?


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Chris Botti, the jazz trumpeter, plays a Martin Committee trumpet made in 1940 by Handicraft and a mouthpiece from Bach made in 1921, Mt Vincent Bach Corp 3C. He plays the same model that was used by another famed trumpeter, Miles Davis.

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Chris Botti was born in 1962 in Portland, Oregon, and is a Grammy winner. He is a versatile musician who blends jazz and pop genres. Talking of his trumpet to Brass Music online magazine, he said, "This horn has really made a difference in my playing. It’s a rare instrument, like finding a rare Jaguar or a rare Porsche. The sound is just so dark and beautiful, with a really soft and inviting tone. I’m thrilled to own this particular trumpet.”

Botti came into prominence with his 2001 recording, "Night Sessions." He has performed with artists such as Paul Simon, Sting, Michael Bubl and John Mayer. He also hosted a radio show called Chill with Chris Botti.

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