Live Music: Chris Botti and Chris Isaak at the Hollywood Bowl

By Don Heckman There were two guys named Chris on stage at the Hollywood Bowl Friday and Saturday nights. Despite their identical first names, their styles traced to very different genres. And despite those different sources, they both offered performances rich in musicality and compelling entertainment. Friday evening opened with the first Chris – jazz… Read More Live Music: Chris Botti and Chris Isaak at the Hollywood Bowl

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Live Jazz: Chris Botti at the Greek Theatre

By Don Heckman Chris Botti’s traveling road show made its annual appearance at the Greek Theatre Saturday night.  And the enthusiastic, near capacity crowd loved every minute of the two hour performance. And why shouldn’t they.  Botti’s warm and engaging trumpet sound is one of the most appealing timbres on the contemporary jazz scene.  He… Read More Live Jazz: Chris Botti at the Greek Theatre