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Jazz musician and multi-Grammy winner Chris Botti will be performing along with a 9-piece jazz band that includes powerful musicians and two outstanding vocalists on November 30.

This event is presented by MSC OPAS, who you know for bringing new and exciting entertainment to College Station. Their 44th season has been the hottest topic of the fall. They have hosted Christmas plays, concerts and magic shows, but their success will be even more impressive after this show blows everyone away. OPAS has been working to book a show with Botti for some time, and now they are very excited to finally have the opportunity to expose Botti’s talents to College Station. This live show will be one of the most notable shows that have happened in College Station this year.

Botti, from Portland, Oregon, has won multiple awards, including gold and platinum albums, as a master trumpeter and composer within the last two decades. He is known for his expression and imagination, which has pushed him to be the top selling jazz instrumentalist. Botti has performed with some of the biggest names in music including Frank Sinatra, Yo-Yo Ma, Sting, and Barbra Streisand, and through those mesmerizing performances, he has established himself as a beloved and inspiring musician.

His captivating performances steal the heart of the audience as he surpasses expectations with his unparalleled musical style. Botti’s music is sharp and poetic, and his talent is unlike anything College Station has experienced before. Anne Black, OPAS executive director has said about the show, ”While there are no guarantees, Chris Botti and his band will perform a variety filled set of jazz, pop and classical favorites…”



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This show will fill up quickly, so get your tickets early and do not miss the opportunity to experience the magic behind this 10-piece jazz band. Each member of the show will leave you wanting more, and united they will be the perfect addition to Chris Botti’s talent. The show will take place November 30 in Rudder Auditorium. It is set to begin at 7:30pm and tickets for the event range from $26-$95. Tickets can be purchased at the MSC box office or at the OPAS website.


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Abby is a senior Agricultural Communications & Journalism major graduating December 2018. Abby began writing for Maroon Weekly during the fall semester of 2016, and after taking a short break, has come back for more! Some of her favorite things include coffee, music and her miniature schnauzer, Sadie. If you want to find Abby, she will most likely be reading in a dark room, blogging in a local coffee shop or riding her longboard across campus.


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