New York City’s Blue Note Jazz Club has announced the return of Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer Chris Botti to the Blue Note stage for his 17th annual holiday residency.
From Dec 6 to Jan 2, Botti will perform two shows a night at 8 pm and 10:30 pm ET. The schedule includes performances on Christmas and New Year’s Eve, ringing in 2022, and rounding out Blue Note’s historic 40th anniversary celebration.
Since 1981, Blue Note Jazz Club has been a cultural institution in New York City. Fans have anxiously awaited Botti’s return to Blue Note Jazz Club since his last holiday residency in 2019. Previous concert-goers have seen the jazz-pop powerhouse’s usual Gold and Platinum albums, paired with Blue Note’s usual surprise drop-ins and celebrity cameos, including Sting, John Mayer, Caroline Campbell, and Veronica Swift. Following the jazz club’s 15-month closure due to the pandemic, this year promises even more surprises and star power.
Speaking not only for myself, but for my band as well, it’s the gig we look forward to all year long,” said Botti. “Blue Note is the best jazz club in the world, in the best city, at the best time of the year. We’ve been doing it for 17 years, and to come to such an incredible environment with fans from all over the world, many who have seen us in various cities throughout the world earlier that year, and who then come to our gig at the Blue Note is a very special feeling. We hope it never ends.Chris Botti
In addition to the main acts that feature the likes of Robert Glasper, Pat Metheny, Christain McBride, Joshua Redman, Ron Carter, and Chris Botti, Blue Note regularly showcases up-and-coming jazz, soul, hip-hop, R&B, and funk artists.
Special Guests include:
Andy Snitzer (Saxophone) Dec 6 – 19 & Dec 27 – Jan 2
Chad Lefkowitz-Brown (Saxophone) Dec 20 – 26
Caroline Campbell (Violin) Dec 6-14
Erin Schreiber (Violin) Dec 15-22
Anastasia Mazurok (Violin) Dec 23 – Jan 2
Sy Smith (Vocals) Dec 6-19 & Dec 30-31
Shayna Steele (Vocals) Dec 20-23 & Dec 26 – 29 & Jan 1 – 2
Veronica Swift (Vocals) Dec 6-29 & Jan 1-2
Jonathan Johnson (Vocals) Dec 31
The Chris Botti holiday residency at the Blue Note has become an iconic tradition in New York City. We are so happy to be able to announce the return of this month-long celebration which also coincides with our 40th anniversary.Steven Bensusan, CEO of Blue Note Entertainment Group
Tickets for Blue Note Jazz Festival and Botti’s residency shows can be purchased at bluenotejazz.com