Chris Botti's concert in Tashkent
As its was writthen on official site of Art Week Style.uz 2012:
"Carrying on with its tradition of supporting culture and arts as well as young talents in Uzbekistan, Fund Forum presents another opportunity for students and talented youths to get first-hand experience of world-famous big-name celebrities strutting their stuff and demonstrating ‘all that jazz’ at Style.Uz 2012, the biggest culture and art project in Central Asia, scheduled for October 4-9.
The string of upcoming music events to be held ahead of and during Style.Uz Art Week include gigs by Chris Botti, British pop diva Sophie Ellis-Bextor (October 4) and Greek pop legend Demis Roussos (October 9), adding to the cultural frenzy that also promises a range of exciting events such as art shows, catwalk shows, workshops and theater plays to hundreds of local and international art aficionados.
As many as 550 tickets to the three concerts will be distributed free of charge among talented musicians, students, young designers and culture and art professionals in Uzbekistan.
Chris Botti is a renowned trumpeter, charismatic artist and thrilling showman. His repertoire is a fine blend of jazz, classic and pop music. A native of Oregon, he spent two years of his childhood growing up in Italy. His earliest musical influence was his mother, a classically trained pianist and part-time piano teacher. Since the release of his first solo album in 1995, he has created a series of recordings which have made him a virtual genre-of-one in the realm of contemporary jazz while at the same time capturing the attention of the pop music world. Following his recording of his ‘Night Sessions’ CD, Botti established a reputation as a versatile musician in both jazz and pop music for his ability to fuse both styles together.
In 2007, Botti was nominated for two Grammy Awards including Best Pop Instrumental Album. On December 4, 2009, he was nominated for 3 more Grammy Awards including Best Pop Instrumental Album and Best Long Form Music Video. Three of his albums have reached the No1 position on the Billboard jazz albums chart".
On September 26, Botti, one of the world's most popular concert attractions, and his wielding of the trumpet, is certain to send the Tashkent audience into raptures at the Palace of International Forums and to jazz up the pre-Art Week air in Tashkent.