Wikipedia : This day (October 12, 1962), in Portland, Oregon, is born Chris Botti, an American trumpeter and composer.
Chris Botti : Throughout the ‘90s and into the new century, Botti played extensively with Paul Simon, and had an especially creative association with Sting. Now a major artist in his own right, performing worldwide, selling more than three million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre.
@Facebook : Playing with his uniquely expressive sound and soaring musical imagination, trumpeter Chris Botti is joined by featured artists Andrea Bocelli, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Mark Knopfler, David Foster and Caroline Campbell in a warm, intimate celebration of melodic balladry.
@last.fm : His famous muted trumpet is the same model that was once used by Miles Davis. He plays a Martin Committee trumpet made 1940 Handicraft and a mouthpiece from Bach made in 1921 Mt Vincent Bach Corp 3C.