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LINCOLN, NEB. – The Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln presents jazz/pop trumpeter Chris Botti on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:30 PM. Tickets may be purchased at the Lied Center Ticket Office located at 12th and Q Street in downtown Lincoln, by phone at 402.472-4747 or online at www.liedcenter.org. Ticket prices start at $36 for adults and $18 for youth.

Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti

(pronounced boat-tee) has become America’s largest selling 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.

Over the past three decades, he has recorded and performed with the best in 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. Hitting the road for 250 plus days per year, Chris and his band have performed with many of the finest symphonies and at some of the world's most prestigious venues, including performances at the World Series and Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony. People Magazine voted Chris one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in 2004.

A pre-show talk, scheduled one half hour before the performance. The talk, free to ticket holders, will be in the Lied Center's Steinhart Room.

This Lied performance is sponsored by the Hoppe Law Firm, LLC and Chateau Development. The Lied Center’s 3rd Season is supported by Friends of Lied, Ameritas and Union Bank. All events in the Lied Center are made possible entirely or in part by the Lied Performance Fund, established in memory of Ernst F. Lied and his parents, Ernst M. and Ida K. Lied. The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported the programs of this organization through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. For more information visit LiedCenter.org.