PASA and Graham Group present Chris Botti Feb 20

LAFAYETTE — Acadiana will experience a night of sophisticated, sultry, soulful music when jazz trumpeter Chris Botti takes the stage at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 20, 2011 at the Heymann Performing Arts Center in Lafayette.

Chris Botti’s performance is sponsored, in part, by Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, River Ranch Development, Lafayette General Medical Center, KATC, Lofton Staffing Services and Centennial Wireless, the official wireless provider for PASA.

Since the release of his 2005 critically acclaimed CD “When I Fall in Love” Chris Botti has become the largest selling American jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 Jazz Albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum & Grammy Awards.

“Chris Botti is master jazz trumpeter whose distinctive sound reaches audience of all ages,” says George Graham, CEO of The Graham Group.”His ability as an artist to connect through his music is what audiences have come to know and love about his live shows. The Graham Group is proud to partner with PASA to present Chris Botti in concert. The audience is in for a night of incredible music.”

Over the past three decades, Chris Botti has recorded and performed with the best in popular music; including, Frank Sinatra, Sting, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell and Aerosmith’s own Steven Tyler. An international music star, Botti and his incredible band have performed with many of the finest symphonies, at some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including performances at the World Series and the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony. In addition to being a sought after musician/collaborator, People Magazine voted Chris one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in 2004.

“Chris Botti’s musical genius shouldn’t be missed,” says Shanna Higginbotham, PASA Executive Director. “Personally, I have been a fan for more than 15 years, his sound is soulful, beautiful and honestly just amazing, this concert is the perfect date night experience or a great night of live music for a group of friends.”

Tickets are available for this show through the Heymann Center by calling 1(800) 745-3000, online at or through all Ticketmaster outlets.

For more information about PASA please visit us online at or call (337) 237-2787.

Founded in 1988, the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana is a non-profit organization that presents live entertainment at the Heymann Performing Arts Center and other local venues, creates in-school arts activities, offers daytime performances for students and, initiates outreach programs such as PASA Stageside and Play It Again, Lafayette. PASA presents annual performances of opera, dance, drama and a variety of musical acts.

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