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Second Cup Cafe: Chris Botti

He's one of the most well-known and respected musicians in the business today, approaching the 3 million mark in worldwide album sales and playing to fans all over the world.

His latest effort, titled "Chris Botti in Boston," highlights a two-night run at Boston's historic Symphony Hall and features performances from Sting, Josh Groban, Steven Tyler, Yo-Yo Ma, John Mayer and Katharine McPhee.

Botti stopped by the The Early Show Saturday Edition's "Second Cup Cafe" to perform "Emmanuel."

Considered one of the world's top-selling instrumental artists, Botti, like Yanni to the piano and Kenny G to the saxophone, has made the trumpet amazingly hip, cool and contemporary.

Botti, who puts a unique spin on pop, jazz, and classical genres, released his first solo album in 1995. He hasn't shown any sign of slowing since: He's performed 250 concerts in the past year alone!

Botti largely credits Sting for his success. The music icon made him quit his band and take the spotlight as his featured soloist on the "Brand New Day" tour, which ran for two years.

"That was the very first time I opened for him, and he essentially gave me my career," Botti told the Palm Beach Post. "He calls me his evil younger brother. I gotta tell you, all my big breaks lead back to Sting, every last one of them. Going around the world with him, he gave me so many fans. ... It all leads back to him and his constant friendship."

His best-selling albums include: "When I Fall In Love" (2004, #1 Top Jazz Album, #37 Billboard Top 200), "To Love Again: The Duets" (2005, #1 Top Jazz Album, #18 Billboard Top 200), and "Chris Botti Live with Orchestra & Special Guests" (2006, #2 Top Jazz Album).

Joining Chris on the Second Cup stage were Billy Kilson (drums), Billy Childs (keyboard), Tim Lefebvre (acoustic bass) and Lucia Micarelli (violin).

For more information on Botti, click on his official Web site.